The People Who Support Linux: It's a Family Affair
Aug 31, 2010, 12:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)
"Alex is an individual member of The Linux Foundation and has
been using Linux for five years. She started using it when she
moved in with her partner, who is a programmer and built her
computer using Ubuntu. Since then, Alex, her 7-year old son, her
parents, and even the neighbor have all become regular Linux and
open source software users.
""I am not a computer programmer or very skilled when it comes
to figuring out what to do to make things work. So I need something
that is easy and intuitive. I can load new applications, software
and peripherals without having to look up manuals or finding that
drive disc that always goes missing when you need it."
"Alex doesn't use Linux at work but does at home, so she sees
the stark contrast with other operating systems on a daily