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Linux.com: Mom 'n' Pop: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test for Linux

Sep 22, 1999, 06:16 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sydney Weidman)

"Thus it came to pass that I stood ringing the doorbell at my parent's house one Saturday a few weeks ago, as a travelling salesman -- a Willy Loman coming in out of the cold, immense wasteland of the twenty-first century and reaching back into a sepia-toned past for some warmth."

"My father has never owned or used a computer in his nearly seventy years on this planet. He is still working as a pediatrician and serves as chairman of a special committee for the College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is this latter appointment which has forced him to start thinking about using a computer. By coincidence, as if Fate had ordained it, my sister had decided to get rid of her old Pentium Pro. She had shipped it to my parents' house and it had arrived several days before my visit, neatly packed in Air Canada crates."

"Faster than you could say Microsoft, I dashed out to pick up a copy of Red Hat 6.0."

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