K.S. Bhaskar on 23 Apr 2008 15:31:06 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] recycling/school computer donation

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Steve Phillips
<defaulttheunremarkable@gmail.com> wrote:

[KSB] <...snip...>

> Please don't suggest Linux. Most of the programs that my wife uses would
> require tinkering to run and I doubt I could explain GNU software to her
> principal with out her eyes glazing over.

[KSB] By way of analogy, "Please don't suggest Linux" is akin to
saying "Please do suggest losing weight" to someone who is obese.
Linux is a solution.  The problem is how to sell it, just as what one
needs to do for an obese person is to figure out how to lose weight.
Also, while there may well be proprietary courseware that the school
is wasting taxpayer money on, I am curious as to what software the
students need for which there isn't equivalent FOSS.

-- Bhaskar
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