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Re: reason many will never want Linux in general.

Postby Colonel Schell on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:00 pm

Best Buy has decided they will no longer offer Linux Netbooks. They had too many returns from people who didn't realize that Linux meant it didn't have Windows on it. (I'm not making this up.) Even those who realized that Linux was not Windows didn't know that they wouldn't behave 100% the same, or that their favorite trusted apps would not work with them.

I've found the Micro Center guys are very p.c. (politically correct) about Linux...to your face. (At least to mine; they know who I am now.) One of them once insinuated to my wife that she might not be smart enough to learn Linux...so she did, and now is quite happy with Mint 7 Main on this desktop (while I have Xfce in a separate partition.)

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