Get Real or How NOT To Convert Your Grandma to Linux

[ Thanks to Borys
for this link. ]

“Last week I’d been given a chance to make minor language
correction to the article Understanding the Common User: All should
be simple as it can, which suggested that Linux nerds should look
down at beginners with care and empathy. If it’s stated this way, I
can’t agree more. What I’m not so sure about is the assumption,
that we (the nerds) should really convince everyone in the world
that Linux is easy to use and that virtually everyone can be taught
to use it. This very article, inspired by the former one, deals
with how to treat people that know nothing about Linux, how to
teach them what Linux is about and how not to do it to wrong

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