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Re: Killer apps/"selling" points of FC and GNU/Linux

On Friday 26 November 2004 15:34, Avi Alkalay wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:25:01 +0100, Harald Hoyer <harald redhat com> wrote:
> > Avi Alkalay wrote:
> > > But personaly, I´m not really sure FC3 (not just Linux) is ready for,
> > > say, my mother to use. And she does only browsing, e-mail and
> > > messenger. She is already using Firefox on Windows though.
> >
> > So "using" Linux should be no problem for her, because "she does only
> > browsing, e-mail and messenger", which FC3 can do just fine.
> > "Installing and Configuration" would be a problem.
> I tried, really, but its not that easy...
> There are some annoying details about usability.....
> I also tryied to put Thunderbird instead of OutLook.
> My father used it for a while, and he liked the anti-spam features
> (after learning how to use it). But after a week or so he asked me if
> he can go back to Outlook, also because of some usability issues.
Is usability probably mistaken for "used to"?

Some people have learned to love bugs in software and get angry if they don't 
find the same stupid behaviour in other software.
If people aren't willing to switch, even the best software cannot do much 
about it.


PS: Outlook and usability is IMO an oxymoron.

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