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  1. #11

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    That's when you tell him that scary devils from the monastery (*snicker*) have taken over your computer and are making it spew evil garbage onto the screen, and you are fighting for control of the system.

    But tell him it's ok, though, because you usually win.

  2. #12

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    Tell him that's what happens when Microsoft starts searching for how many users they have. ;D

  3. #13
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    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    The other day I watched a couple of hardcore windows geeks who had to telnet into a unix shell That was probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. They were super proficient with DOS, Windows, Novell, etc, but didn't have a clue how to do much in a unix prompt. I just laughed at them

  4. #14
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    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    I noticed that Linux users can use Windows much more easily (even if we haven't had that OS for 2 years on our computers) than Windows users (mostly power users who can double click 90 times in a minute) do in Linux.

    I mean, I know a guy who knows more about computers than I do, but he's just SO lost with UNIX.

    "Why isn't sound support already there?"
    "The developpers didn't include it out of the box because a server does not need to have sound"
    "But how can I listen to mp3's then?"
    "You recompile your kernel."
    "Huh?"
    "You know the core of the OS?"
    "yeah, kernel32.dll."
    "*sigh*, well, you have to give it options you want and disable those you don't want."
    "Why?"
    "Maximum efficiency: you don't have any SCSI, USB or Serial devices attached to your computer, but Windows has support for them: with Linux you can remove them because they're not useful"
    "But I might need them!"
    "Then you'll just have to add them"
    "Why?!"
    "Do you want a car who can go into space, under the water, that can roll through lava, etc?"
    "No."
    "Why?"
    "I won't ever need to"
    "Well you DON'T need sound for your server. So it's NOT included"
    "Ah... I think I will put Windows 2000 on that machine"
    "This is a Pentium 75 MHz with 16 megs of RAM man."
    "Oh..."

    etc. etc. etc. You can make your own versions.

    "Why does double-clicking on that file does not open it?"
    "Hum, this is a terminal you know..."
    "Yeah, so?"
    "*sigh*"

  5. #15

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    at my house:

    "dude what do you do if you forget your password?"

    "where is internet explorer?"

    "why does winamp look so weird?"

    from a windows computer:

    "why can't i fit this on my floppy?"
    "because the file is too big"
    "well can't I get a bigger floppy?"

    "DUDE WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY COMPUTER?!?!"
    "I am defragging it"
    "will that delete everything?"

    The most commonly asked windows question:

    "how do I delete the history so my parents don't find the porn site I went to?"

  6. #16
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    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    The most fun thing I've had happen was when I asked my gf if she wanted Linux on her home computer to play with... She rejected this, on the basics that she liked Windows.

    Finally what convinced her to at least use Linux on my PC when she visits was...... Ksamegame... I showed her the game and after like 2 mins she was kicking my ass of the highscore list. Now she has her own account and she surfs the web and plays puzzle games.

  7. #17

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    I noticed that Linux users can use Windows much more easily (even if we haven't had that OS for 2 years on our computers) than Windows users (mostly power users who can double click 90 times in a minute) do in Linux.
    Well, here's an analogy:

    Think of a swimming pool. People who swim well in the deep end (Linux), also swim well in the shallow end. People who swim in the shallow end (Windows) often cannot swim in the deep end.

    See? ;D

  8. #18

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time


    The most fun thing I've had happen was when I asked my gf...
    Does NGene know about this girlfriend of yours?

  9. #19
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    Re: watching people using linux for the first time




    Does NGene know about this girlfriend of yours?
    Sure... And I know about her boyfriend, doesn't bother me at all.

  10. #20

    Re: watching people using linux for the first time

    Well ok. If that floats your boats.

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