I just converted another lost soul from the world of the “pay-as-you-go” Window$ to the light side of the computing universe: Linux! I didn’t really need to sell the idea when I mentioned the GNU concept, or the evolution that LINUX has gone through in the last couple of years, it was the bottom line that sold it–and that line is “free.” So I proudly inserted the Ubuntu Live CD into her Optic Drive, and presto–she wanted it installed.
Funny, she likes the “Autumn” reds and browns, and it just happens that the default theme colours of Ubuntu is an Orangy-Brown–it was love at first sight.
Now the test of time will tell if she is really sold on the idea of free and open software. I promised her that I would help out if any problems should arise, and that I would assist her in learning and understanding some of the new “computer lingo” that she will run up against. But in all, there is really nothing that far off from the Window$ World compared to the LINUX universe.
So Yeah for the Open Source Community! Another sole has being saved!
NOTE: The person to whom I wrote about didn’t get it…. She thought I meant Soul instead of Sole. I was implying that she was changing from Window$ to Linux, as in a lost person finding her way:i.e, lost at sea and finding land….. She didn’t buy it. Oh well–I guess not everyone gets my puns?