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The Register: BOFH and the Linux Evangelist

Jun 24, 2001, 18:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Travaglia)

A funny look at supporting Linux on the desktop -- this time from the view of the system administrator who must tell users why there's no copy of Word on their spanking-new Linux desktop:

"A couple of years back the chances of seeing Unix on a user's desktop machine was about as likely as seeing a Manager at the bar with his wallet open. But in recent months, thanks to the evangelism of a geeky type from R&D a number of people are converting from the Windows Dark Side to Linux."

"And I'm not a happy man."

"True, I should be happy that people are ascending the Operating System Evolutionary scale, but sadly this isn't the case. As expected, the helldesk know about as much about Unix as the Head of IT knows about dress sense - nil - which doesn't stop them from dispensing advice of course. Advice like: 'No, No, no need to use the anti-relay code in your sendmail configuration..'"

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