How to *NOT* sell Linux

Jason Wood jason at
Thu Sep 10 15:18:26 MDT 2009

I read it as "Quit harassing me to use your favorite OS.  I have  
something I like that doesn't take significant time to do what I  
want.  That way I can use that time on more important things (to  
her)".  Does she care about linux in particular?  No, she cares about  
doing other things that are more important to her.

And personally, I figure that sending emails to tell someone why they  
are a lazy bonehead for not realizing how great linux is may be a  
terrible way to change someone's opinion.  And lest we think that's a  
bit over the top, I've seen lazy and doubts about her integrity in  
this email chain.  Not the best selling position that I've ever seen.


On Sep 10, 2009, at 3:06 PM, William Attwood wrote:

> The entire post is focused around her decision not to care enough  
> about
> Linux to invest some medial time to create a foundation for her  
> opinions.
> All I see in this is someone saying they don't care in many  
> different ways.
> I think it's the longest post I've read in some time where someone  
> should
> just say "I don't care about Linux, please stop telling me to look  
> into it."
> -Will
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Shane Hathaway  
> <shane at>wrote:
>> Charles Curley wrote:
>>> The lady makes some very good points.
>> My solution to her dilemma: I use OpenVPN and x11vnc to be the
>> "household Linux butler" for my extended family.  It works out quite
>> well and doesn't consume much of my time.
>> Shane
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