Putting Open Source to the Mom Test
Mar 06, 2009, 23:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rikki Kite)
"She decided to start with Ubuntu because it's "Linux for human
beings," and she clearly meets those requirements.
"On February 18th, Amber observes: I still think there are the
right tools for the right jobs and maybe Ubuntu and the publishing
applications aren't what I need to the job I want to do (yet:) ).
Mac and Pages just make it easy. I pick what I want to do, pick the
template and with minimal tweaking bam I have what I want and
"But wait! Amber also recognizes something that Mac and Pages
just hasn't offered her: Oh And I filed my first bug report. I am
learning:) I am so happy.
"In fact, she's convinced a friend and her son's teacher to take
Ubuntu for a spin.
"This is what makes me think that a book publisher needs to
sweep in and sign Amber up for a book deal -- she walks the novice
user through the process of installing and using Linux. No
technical background (or spouse in open source) is required. For
example, on February 19 she does a great job of explaining the bug
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