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Why Normal People Don't Use Linux

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A way back I blogged in a self-important and knowing way about Why People Don’t Use GNU/Linux. I'd like to update that now, and thus the appearance of The Four Eyes:

1. Inertia: it’s a lot of effort to change your ways and your system.
2. Ignorance: people just don’t know about Free Open Source Software.
3. Indifference: people just don’t care what flavour software they use, and why should they?
4. Innovation: there is no show-stopping, gob-smacking, utterly compelling reason to use Linux.

Here's a list of what we can do:




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