The Sunday Times: Why Not Break Free?
Feb 05, 2006, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Collins)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to R.Smith for this link.
"Danny and Linda Lee, who are both in their mid-50s, know as
much about computers as they do about gangsta rap. Yet Mr and Mrs
Lee's computer at their home in Bedhampton, Hampshire, doesn't run
Microsoft Windows. Nor is it a newbie-friendly Mac. 'I gave my
parents a machine running Linux, and they know no different,' says
their son Wayne. 'I showed them where to click to start the
internet, and they got on with it. It doesn't faze them at
"Wayne and his parents are among the growing legions turning
their backs on conventional, commercial computer software and,
instead, trying open-source programs..."