narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee
Tue Mar 9 04:46:43 PST 2004
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, Michal Pasternak wrote:
> dashevil at sympatico.ca [Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 01:39:52AM -0500]:
> > Joe Sixpack becomes fusterated, even angry, when he learns that HIS OS is
> > the reason he can't use some program that he wants.
> That's not average Joe Sixpack. That's technically advanced Joe.
> Average J. Sixpack doesn't know what a *program* is. He just clicks icon and
> request a specific action to be performed. As long as he is able to do some
> basic work with documents - and, in some case, to receive some help from his
> neighbour - he will be happy.
This is not actually true.
> J. S. using some desktop Linux + Gnome + Abiword will not care what it
> really is, as long, as the computer acts like J. S. belives it should act.
> J. S. will propably notice the difference on other computers (using, for
> example, MS Windows + MS Office) - but he may still be unable to call this
> "different program".
And this is entirely wrong and quite laughable and shows that you haven't
ever bothered to look into the matter seriously. What you are doing is
akin to saying @and all blondes are stupid@ in a serious discussion.
> Take care,
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