[nSLUG] linux questions

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Tue Apr 10 16:59:15 ADT 2007


On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 16:36 -0300, Tyler Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 04:19:26PM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > 
> > Of the Linux-using people here at work, I'm the only one who belongs
> > to nslug.  I doubt if you'll find these people involved in *any*
> > Linux-related groups online.  Some of them are interested
> > professionally, others use it at home in limited ways: for a PVR,
> > a router, etc.  Others still don't use it daily but keep a Linux
> > live CD around "just in case".  These are not representatives of
> > the "non-linux using people" of the world.  They just relate to
> > Linux differently than the typical nslug member, and they are, I
> > estimate, a much larger group who would give quite different answers
> > than we've been seeing on the list.
> > 
> 
> This is why I find this thread so interesting. I naively assume that
> most Linux users are like me, actively involved in administering their
> own systems, participating in online communities of some sort, and if
> they do use Windows, looking for ways to replace proprietary tools
> with Free ones when possible. I don't think of Linux as being
> something one might use 'casually', or otherwise in a limited way. But
> as you point out, there are probably lots of people that do just that.

Same here.  I really enjoyed it.  
Great to see the responses.




Rich

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