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LinuxToday.com.au: Locked Out Of Linux

Sep 01, 2000, 06:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

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"You'll often hear Microsoft's critics talk of the way users are 'locked into Windows'. It's time for the Linux community to turn this thinking around and consider why we are sometimes locked out of Linux."

"My recent personal experience is a good example of how this works. I've been using Linux as my desktop OS for over a year. During that time I've found that it is possible to perform most but not all my everyday computing tasks - remember I'm a writer not a programmer - in Linux. There are a few Windows applications I can't live without, but by and large I've been able to spend the bulk of my working week running Linux."

"That was until about six weeks ago when my family purchases one of those new fancy 3 megapixel digital cameras and a high-resolution colour ink-jet printer."

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