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Changing the World, One Penguin at a Time

Jul 02, 2009, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Be kind and patient. Getting grumpy chases people away. If you don't want to help new users then don't.

"Look for existing projects that you can join, such as a local LUG, community computer lab, what-have-you. Going it alone can be hard, and finding kindred spirits keeps you energized.

"Invest your time and energy into people that will pay off. In other words, don't waste your time on people who are not receptive. Using a well-set up computer isn't very hard for even the greenest Linux greenpea, despite all the propaganda and FUD to the contrary. But no matter how easy it is, there will always be people who have mental blocks against even trying, so don't waste your time."

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