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I'm not going to say much about this. I'm going to put a link here to this:
Mombuntu: Ubuntu for your Mom

And I'm going to put a link here to this post from July:
Linux for housewives

And I'm going to say this:
Why?? WHY??? But, Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????


Laura said...

Because a lot of people are intimidated by Ubuntu and Linux. Making it more user friendly should bring in more users.

Loquacity said...

Laura, I agree. It can be intimidating, and making it user friendly is exactly what we (and by "we" I mean "the Open Source/Linux community") should be doing.

I'm objecting to the use of the female stereotype. The article uses the term "Mom" to mean "someone who is not technically minded, and wants a Windows look and feel". My Mum fits into that stereotype, but I'm a Mum, and I certainly don't. My Dad fits into that stereotype, and so (to some extent) does my partner (who is also a Dad).

Apologies for not taking the time to write a comprehensive entry - life has intervened and the blog has taken a back seat. I'll find the time shortly to expand and expound ;)


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