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I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby psycosmyth » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:54 am

I have been forthright in my quest to educate people about the "other" choice for OS'.
For three years I have felt like an idiot when people look at me like I'm a goof-ball or get
mad when the distro I give them does not meet their expectations.
In the last week or so, this has changed. I have had numerous inquirys reguarding Linux.
Most are new computer users, over 50, and beside themselves with Vista. I spoke with a fellow church member
today while I was adding some mins. to the Verizon phone and He went into this story about bogus anti-virus, hook!!!
He is in his 70's and does not have the patients or money to fool with proprietay crap.
This is just one, so is it our time to shine? Are you ready to teach?
Am I?

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby grimdestripador » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:36 pm

Although you have a good point that Linux Mint now meets peoples expectations.

I do see this as flame-bait.

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby Pierre » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:12 am

Mint now awful close to meeting those expectations :D
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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby viking777 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:40 am

I thought when you reached an event horizon you toppled into a black hole :?
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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby FedoraRefugee » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:25 am

viking777 wrote:I thought when you reached an event horizon you toppled into a black hole :?


heh heh, yeah!

Linux has been ready, it is all the state of mind of the user.

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby Yownanymous » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:02 pm

FedoraRefugee wrote:
viking777 wrote:I thought when you reached an event horizon you toppled into a black hole :?


heh heh, yeah!

Linux has been ready, it is all the state of mind of the user.

And M$ preys on it... Where did that Bill Gates guy go? I found him rather funny.
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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby FedoraRefugee » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:15 pm

Yownanymous wrote:And M$ preys on it... Where did that Bill Gates guy go? I found him rather funny.


Say what you will about Gates, I always liked the guy. I think his company slipped out of his control in the 90's and became the beast that it is today, but Gates was always a cool guy with a good heart.

Now Ballmer...He is a piece of work. A piece of something else too... :shock:

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby Decemberdoom » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:52 pm

Whenever a friend ***** over his computer with a virus, I always try to talk them into using Linux, especially if it is someone who doesn't play many games, and is looking for mostly a net-browsing/Movie and Music type computer.
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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby Fred » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:57 pm

Decemberdoom,

Please be careful with the language you use. We have children in this forum too.

Thanks.

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby badmotor » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:57 am

FedoraRefugee wrote:
Yownanymous wrote:And M$ preys on it... Where did that Bill Gates guy go? I found him rather funny.


Say what you will about Gates, I always liked the guy. I think his company slipped out of his control in the 90's and became the beast that it is today, but Gates was always a cool guy with a good heart.

Now Ballmer...He is a piece of work. A piece of something else too... :shock:


No, I think he is referring to the "Bill Gates" that is a user in this forum. And he was kinda funny ... (this is where he would pipe up and say that he IS the real Bill Gates).

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Re: I think we have reached the event horrizon for Linux

Postby FedoraRefugee » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:59 am

badmotor wrote:
FedoraRefugee wrote:
Yownanymous wrote:And M$ preys on it... Where did that Bill Gates guy go? I found him rather funny.


Say what you will about Gates, I always liked the guy. I think his company slipped out of his control in the 90's and became the beast that it is today, but Gates was always a cool guy with a good heart.

Now Ballmer...He is a piece of work. A piece of something else too... :shock:


No, I think he is referring to the "Bill Gates" that is a user in this forum. And he was kinda funny ... (this is where he would pipe up and say that he IS the real Bill Gates).


Oh, yeah. I have seen a post or two. We had the real fake steve ballmer join fedora forum. He was a trip until they banned him. :cry:

http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com/

Seems like an awful lot of work but this guy is good!


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