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Free Software Magazine: How Dumb Can GNU/Linux Users Be?

Nov 28, 2006, 23:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Carpenter)

"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' people..."

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