Free Software Magazine: How Dumb Can GNU/Linux Users Be?
Nov 28, 2006, 23:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Answer: As dumb as necessary.
"Let's rephrase: How technically sophisticated should GNU/Linux
users have to be? How knowledgeable should any computer user have
to be? The answer to that, of course, ranges from 'very' to 'not
very.' We need to get past the name-calling of clueless newbie and
sneering elitist, and understand that there are going to be varying
levels of ability in any community, including the one made up of
people interested in using free software. From there, I suggest it
is critically important that we expand the size of the the free
software community. That means dealing with more 'dumb'