[sf-lug] Consumer & admin (was: Possibly interesting data point on jobs postings)
nbs at sonic.net
Thu May 18 14:54:43 PDT 2006
On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 08:00:31PM -0700, jim stockford wrote:
> I have to say I don't buy it--the stereotypical aunt tilly cannot
> manage virus and other software on Windows.
> People who can do a little on Windows have climbed a (available,
> well-documented) learning curve and are clinging there, shivering on
> the mountain side, clutching at what's familiar, afraid of letting go.
This is why, why I replaced my dad's ancient Mac OS 9 system, I dropped in
a PC running Linux and KDE. He has had _very_ few problems with it, and
between myself and friendly folks from NBLUG, it has needed near
0 maintenance, and has been easy enough for my dad to use (jotting down
notes to himself for this-and-that). It also cost a grand total of $50
for the PC, if I recall correctly.
A Windows get-up would've been way more expensive to install, and way more
of a pain-in-the-ass to maintain. Plus, the UI is so freaking inconsistent
that I imagine it would have been way harder for my dad to deal with,
coming from a Mac.
bill at newbreedsoftware.com
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