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Thread: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

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    Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Discuss.

    Me- I am an enthusiast of computers but not a programmer (this honor goes to my older brother). I work in academics and social sciences (Psychology & Sociology) and ponder how common this is.

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    not at all. i can't even get through most man pages without losing consciousness.

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Of course not.

    Maybe back in '96 this was so, but now....I mean, this is Ubuntu!

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    I am retired .. audio engineer. I have a boat load of Linux driven computers (right now 5 of them on my network.)

    I have NO CLUE about writing lines of code for a computer .. I just USE them. Love the fact I don't have to spend hours each week maintaining a windows machine just to be on line or to do simple things.

    Guess that answers the question.

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    I appreciate all your responses. I am truly wanting to ditch Windows but I work a lot with statistical data software that runs on windows and if I could get this to work under Linux I would totally make Ubuntu my primary OS.

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by chucky chuckaluck View Post
    not at all. i can't even get through most man pages without losing consciousness.
    Wha...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Why would you have to be a computer related career?
    Uhm?
    No you use it as your own personal desktop because it ROCKS!

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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Not at all, you can be jobless as well 8)
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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    I think the whole purpose of Ubuntu is to bring Linux to the desktop (and the average Joe).
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    Re: Do you have to be in a computer-related career to use Linux?

    Not at all, you're not in a computer related career and are using Linux. Desktop Linux isn't for extremely knowledgeable computer users any more, now days Linux is suitable for a wide range of people.

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