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KnowProSE: For People To Use It, Linux Needs Users Helping Users

Dec 02, 2005, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"When Linux started off, people were pretty busy helping each other out, learning how to use it--or bumbling around with it until they got it right. The German city of Mannheim is going back to the roots, with a wise twist:

"...To attract users' interest in open source, the Mannheim IT department is providing every city employee with copies of OpenOffice.org and Linux for their home PC and will provide free support for home users. It is also arranging meetings with users where they can discuss their concerns about the migration..."

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