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Website says LINUXMint is the ONE Linux for Noobs

Postby DPMorris on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:16 pm

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/Clai ... y-is-time/

Read the post about 1/5 of the way down.
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Re: Website says LINUXMint is the ONE Linux for Noobs

Postby Aging Technogeek on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:57 pm

Nice find. A good read and several good links, especially to "Goodbye Microsoft".
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Re: Website says LINUXMint is the ONE Linux for Noobs

Postby Egorama on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:16 am

Conversely I stopped reading after the usual FUD in step one.

The thing too many people don't get when trying to market Linux is nobody likes people who princess and backstab EVEN if what their saying is true. Try behaving that way in real life and watch the way people slope away. Just because every Pro-Linux zealot tells me windows crashes every 5 sec's it isn't going to eventually make me start believing it when I know damn well that it isn't the case.
Dont Believe half of what you see and none of what you here -- Lou Reed
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Re: Website says LINUXMint is the ONE Linux for Noobs

Postby Robin on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:49 am

If people don't have a reason to change from Windows to Linux, it's silly to keep after them, "evangelizing" about how Linux is "better."

But people who are frustrated by their OS; maybe their computer is crippled by one of the (many) vulnerabilities in Windows, and who have a reason to look for an alternative, are more likely to listen. Some of my schoolmates want to switch to Mac but can't afford to buy a whole 'nother computer. Those folks are especially ripe for Mint "recruiting." But folks whose computers are already doing what they want and doing it well, have no reason to take a "Linux evangelist" seriously. I really don't understand some of the "we need to raise our market share" stuff I have read in Linux forums. Other than maybe increasing the likelihood of more hardware support from a few manufacturers, there's no particular benefit if more Linux gains "market share" is there?

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Re: Website says LINUXMint is the ONE Linux for Noobs

Postby Robin on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:49 am

If people don't have a reason to change from Windows to Linux, it's silly to keep after them, "evangelizing" about how Linux is "better."

But people who are frustrated by their OS; maybe their computer is crippled by one of the (many) vulnerabilities in Windows, and who have a reason to look for an alternative, are more likely to listen. Some of my schoolmates want to switch to Mac but can't afford to buy a whole 'nother computer. Those folks are especially ripe for Mint "recruiting." But folks whose computers are already doing what they want and doing it well, have no reason to take a "Linux evangelist" seriously. I really don't understand some of the "we need to raise our market share" stuff I have read in Linux forums. Other than maybe increasing the likelihood of more hardware support from a few manufacturers, there's no particular benefit if more Linux gains "market share" is there?

Glad I found Linux, but not crazy obsessed with it,
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