[BLUG] Story of reversed roles

Ana Greavu-Rachow pawsitiveresults at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 10:28:17 EST 2010

I've got my husband using a Linux netbook these days, and my 11-year-old
stepdaughter is constantly asking to borrow it...I gave her an older Mac,
that she pretty much refused to learn to use, but she's doing MUCH better
with Linux...

Ana Greavu-Rachow
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On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Mark Krenz <mark at slugbug.org> wrote:

>  I saw an interesting thing happen on Saturday at PC Max.
>  While in there looking for wireless bridging equipment, I overheard a
> conversation between two customers, a mother and what I assume was her
> teenage son, talking to the salesman about Linux. The interesting thing
> is that the mother was actually trying to convince her son that Linux
> was good and he was the one being skeptical, making an excuse about it
> possibly not running many games.  Being the geek I am, I suddenly felt
> and uncontrollable urge to become a 12 year old kid in a computer store
> and found myself interjecting that it does play lots of games using Wine
> and pointed out that probably half the games that you see on the shelves
> would actually fully install and run under Wine these days.  It at least
> seemed to debunk a myth for him a little bit.
>  I'm not saying that it was unusual for a woman to be advocating Linux,
> or perhaps even a mother, its just that you don't see it happen often or
> even hear of it happening often. Anyways, thought it was an interesting
> thing to share.
> --
> Mark Krenz
> Bloomington Linux Users Group
> http://www.bloomingtonlinux.org/
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