[TriLUG] True Story about a rehat 9.0 desktop
jtickle at jtsoft.net
Mon Oct 25 11:23:58 EDT 2004
That's great! I am not the only one running Linux at Appalachian, but I
have an interesting stoory about it anyway. A few weeks ago (maybe a
month or so now) a guy on my hall that I've become friends with came to
me asking me to fix his laptop. It's a Windows box, so I figured the
usual Ad-Aware and virus scanning and such. We managed to get it fixed
up and working as well as Windows XP can, but while I was working on it
I got to talking to him about Linux.
Keep in mind this guy is a very good athlete, a runner actually, but not
exactly a computer geek. Really, the laptop is only for email, the
occasional instant message, and writing papers.
The next week, the laptop was beyond being usable again. He asked me to
put Linux, so I put Fedora Core 2 on it. I showed him where the web
browser and gaim were and demonstrated how to save OpenOffice files as
Word documents and vice verca. About 5 minutes of training. Every time
I see him though he's excited about how well it works, how easy it is to
use, fast, etc.
But I'm glad to hear it's working out so well for you and your son!
Linux = good times!
On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 08:46 -0400, Ralph Blach wrote:
> My son goes to a private boarding school where he is the only person to
> run linux as his desktop, ( Redhat 9.0) with
> open office 1.2, and mozilla 1.7.
> Everyone else there runs Windows as there desktop. My son told me last
> night, " Dad, My xxx finally admitted
> that my machine does not get viruses. I never see you machine here to
> get destructive virus taken off, ever."
> Linux has been very helpful in transfering files too large to email. We
> have a vtund setup and it works great.
> We also have use sfmike and sfpeaker to wonderful effect.
> Linux has been great for us.
> Ralph "Chip" Blach
> rcblach at blach.dnsalias.org
> rblach at intrex.net
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