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    Talking "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    I thought this article might give some people a chuckle: http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=342

    From now on, whenever someone's saying that Linux is too difficult for ordinary people to use, I can point them to this one. (Or perhaps Taiwanese housewives just are more computer savvy than one might expect? )

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    totally cool:


    "Retailers and contract manufacturers in Taiwan say that novice PC users there, like students and housewives, tend to buy the Linux version of the Eee PC701, while geeks go for Windows XP."
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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    I see why the geeks want XP they want to play games.

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by nick09 View Post
    I see why the geeks want XP they want to play games.
    I think the XP version has a bigger hard drive, so some of those geeks probably bought the XP version for bigger hard drive, maybe they even installed Linux over it

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    It is obvious. Linux has what the average person needs and is freer, faster, cheaper, and safer.

    XP may support CAD, Photoshop, certain games, but that is not what the typical person uses.

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    XP may support CAD, Photoshop, certain games, but that is not what the typical person uses.
    .. particularly not on an Asus eeePC.

    That article makes me a housewife. I bought and used mine with Linux.
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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by popch View Post
    .. particularly not on an Asus eeePC.
    That is true.

    That article makes me a housewife. I bought and used mine with Linux.
    You are a housewife? I won't tell your wife

    (Nice avatar...less racist )

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    (Nice avatar...less racist )
    Why, thank you. Souvenir, shot it myself. Only the pic, not the bird.
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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by popch View Post
    Why, thank you. Souvenir, shot it myself. Only the pic, not the bird.
    Cool. Where did you go to get it?

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    Re: "Linux for housewives. XP for geeks."

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    Cool. Where did you go to get it?
    Edinburgh. Could have done it at home, too. We have penguins here as well.
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