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Computer Bits: World domination by Penguin

Dec 17, 2000, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Where many users, especially clueless bosses, get confused is over usability. For some reason they have this notion that any untrained minion can plonk herself down at a computer and start cranking out reports, presentations, 3D animations, and beautiful databases -- and everyone lives happily ever after. So they look at a Microsoft press release that says "Linux hard! No one can use!", and refuse to consider alternatives."

"Up here in the real world, we know that using a computer requires skill and training. Yes, even magic Windows machines. Why do you think all those MCSEs (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) pay thousands of dollars for training and certification? Because they get paid big bucks to keep the durn things working."

"Linux geeks love to debate endlessly whether it is a good desktop OS. Well duh. It is a fabulous desktop OS. StarOffice is a lovely office suite, and it reads Word files just fine. Save StarOffice files as Word files for those poor fools still forced to use Word. Free."

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