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Re: [Full-disclosure] Save XP

From: blah <blah_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 29 2008 - 20:57:08 GMT
To: "Tremaine Lea" <tremaine@gmail.com>


While I see more *nix folks, I also see more computer savvy folks in general, so I'm not sure the proportions have necessarily changed.

I also can count the number of "normal" (non-IT) home users using linux on 1 hand, still. I don't see evidence of *nix making serious inroads into the average consumer market.

On Jan 29, 2008 5:52 AM, Tremaine Lea <tremaine@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I think you'd have to admit that strength is diminishing. I run into a
> heck of a lot more people running linux (usually Ubuntu) these days than
> I did even 5 years ago. While Windows has been pre-eminent for a long
> time, a growing segment of people are tired of the security maintenance
> and pains that come with running it, and are willing to tolerate lapses
> in some areas if it means they aren't constantly having to worry about
> webpages and emails causing them to lose all their data and Reinstall
> Yet Again (tm) I think there is a kind of battle weariness on the part
> of the average pc user when it comes to Windows, and getting them to try
> something new to provide a break from it is remarkably easy.
>
>
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