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NewsForge: LindowsOS 2.0 Is the Real Thing

Oct 25, 2002, 16:37 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew A. McGuigan)

My experience with and observations of LindowsOS 2.0 is for the most part excellent. I purchased this system mainly for use by someone that has almost no experience with a personal computer. I've tried getting him to use Windows95, Windows98 and Lycoris over the past year or so. He never touched the system after I first sat down to show him how to turn the computer on and off and get to the Internet and his other programs. Since this computer arrived, I have walked him through the same steps I did with the other computers, plus I helped him with setting up a Netscape account and now he can easily get to mail, instant messaging and the stuff that interests him on his My Netscape homepage.

His only complaint was having to double-click the icons on the desktop. He didn't know why when he clicked on an icon nothing would happen, but when I did the program would start. I told him to double-click, but he just couldn't get it right, so I changed it. Since then he uses the system every day to read his horoscope, check his email, learn with Tux Typing and KTouch. (KTouch is not currently in the Click-N-Run warehouse and should be.)

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