Advocacy: Linux and the desktop
lbarnes at san.rr.com
Sat Sep 1 14:33:47 PDT 2001
John Oliver wrote:
> Here's an idea... stage an installation "showdown". Contact various
> members of the computer press, newspapers, etc. Let *them* pick two
> computer novices. Sit those novices down at identical machines, one
> with Windows Whateverthelatestflavoris and the other with Red Hat or
> Mandrake. See who can get a working system up first... :-) I'll betcha
> anything Linux will win.
Not a bad idea. Kind of a Pepsi challenge of OSs. But it would be
truer to the real world if the two boxes were preconfigured by
knowledgeable people. Let's face it, the majority of home and
business users have their boxes set up by professionals before
they even get to see them.
Lan Barnes lbarnes at san.rr.com
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