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[ale] GO Windows!!! ;-)

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Damon L. Chesser <damon at damtek.com> wrote:

> So far my statistical analysis clear shows that 100% of users prefer
> Linux.
Heh, heh. Had to buy a new laptop for my daughter as the tiny screen and
keyboard of the aspire one just wasn't cutting it. On my way out the door to
MicroCenter, she blasts down the stairs to query me "It's not going to have
that nasty windows crap on it, is it? Everytime I have use the school
windows machines I feel like I'm working crippled".


She had to take a "Technology" class that basically showed student how to
use mickysoft orofice. She would come storming in with steam coming out her
ears because the assignement _had_ to be done in the crap stuff. She could
do it in seconds in Linux and with OpenOffice but the mickysoft stuff, with
instructions, was pretty crappy and convoluted. I showed her that she could
save the spreadsheets and word proccessing files as mickysoft format crap
and the teacher would never know the difference. Unfortunately, I had not
install the font compatibility package on her desktop (it is a default on
the fedora12+) so the teacher couldn't open the files and keep the
formatting the same. But the one she turned in earlier from her laptop was
fine. I added the missing fonts and all was fine.

James P. Kinney III
Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
Doing pretty well on all 3 pursuits

 Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by
faith, then you are conceding that it can?t be taken on its own merits.
   Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
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