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How did we learn to use our computers?

Oct 27, 2010, 15:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"It is a common argument that Linux will never make it mainstream because everybody already knows windows. It has been said that because everybody knows windows that there is nobody to teach them Linux. Ipso facto, nobody will learn Linux because there is nobody around to show them how to use Linux. What a load of bovine back end fertiliser. What people are referring to is that the uptake of Linux is a chicken and egg problem.

"I don't believe that this is a valid argument. It doesn't matter what you operating system is used, the method of learning that operating system is exactly the same. The basic principles of using any operating system are the same. You move the mouse pointer on the screen, click and things happen.

"Think back to the very first time you ever looked at a computer. How did you feel? What did you think? More importantly, who showed it to you?"

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