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Will the “12:00 Flashers” Change Linux?

“Here’s an interesting experiment. Take a novice user, place
them in front of a Linux distro (in this case Ubuntu Hardy Heron),
and see how they get on with basic tasks. But will these ’12:00
flashers’ (you know, people who’s VCRs constantly flash ’12:00′
because they’ve not bothered to figure out how to set the time)
help change Linux and make it easier to use?

“I’ve long thought that part of the reason why Linux hasn’t made
much progress in terms of picking up novice users is that many
distros suffers from a geek overload…”

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