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Oct 28, 2003, 12:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Hurst)


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"If you haven't read part 1 of this--'Babe in the Woods: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD'--you may be at a loss. For those who did read it, many are still at a loss. That is, they didn't grasp the subtle purpose behind the article. Of those who commented, most were hardcore geeks, the techies who are in a position to really understand computers.

"They are also the minority of those who use computers. They were offended because my story echoed all the clueless noises made by the average user. What they did not catch on to was that I intentionally went about the whole exercise as a clueless user. I wanted to experience it from the perspective of the average user who doesn't revel in the world of math and science. You see, I have a mild learning disability that hinders my progress in math and science. It takes me twice as much effort, if not more, than the average human who seeks to learn about computer technology. With my Linux background, as a user only, I figured that would put me about on par with experienced users with better brains, but who hadn't experienced Linux or BSD..."

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