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May 24, 2007, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])

ZDNet: Five Crucial Things the Linux community Doesn't Understand About the Average Computer User

"Question: Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?

"The PC market is extremely cut-throat. It has to be because consumers will go to great lengths to save a few bucks when buying their latest system..."

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LXer: Five Tired Old Myths About GNU/Linux

"Adrian Kingsley-Hughes wrote a piece over at ZDNet addressing what he views as 'five crucial things the Linux community doesn't understand about the average computer user.' I'll examine each of his points, and hopefully help him see things a little differently. Frankly, the biggest reason people aren't switching to GNU/Linux has a lot more to do with the pervasiveness of the Microsoft brand than any of the issues Adrian raised.

"Adrian suggests that 'There are millions of users out there who just get on and use their PCs without any real difficulty...'"

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ZDNet: Three More Things That The Linux Community Doesn't Get

"The response to the Five crucial things the Linux community doesn't understand about the average computer user post I made the other day was, well overwhelming. With some of you I think that the post rung a bell, while with others it must have touched a nerve. I'm pretty sure that getting over 750 TalkBack comments in a couple of days is some kind of record here at ZDNet...'"

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