[linux-elitists] My Mom Runs Linux

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Sat Jul 14 19:37:22 PDT 2001


Hey, so, here's this little ad blurb I get from slashdot every day:

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      Slashdot Daily Headline Mailer

How long before Mom is running Linux? Your answer is out there. [Out
*where*?]  Solutions, the IBM Technical Developer Conference is coming
to San Francisco August 13-16. Choose from more than 370 hours of
elective and hands-on
sessions. http://www.ibm.com/events/solutionsevent/r/exslash1a

Sponsored by IBM
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Despite the fact that this particular cliche is kind of insulting to
women in general and moms in particular ("Mom don't hack"), I think
we're well past the point where everybody should be able to have a
Linux desktop.

And I was thinking to myself, hey, self, wouldn't it be cool to have a
Web site devoted to helping your Mom make the switch over to Linux? So
I registered "mymomrunslinux.org", and I'm seeking some help.

I think it'd be cool to have a Linux-For-Moms-HOWTO available on the
site to give some step-by-step advice on how to get your Mom's Linux
box to work.

And it'd also be cool to have case studies, or better yet just plain
old STORIES, about helping Mom switch. Maybe with pictures of Linux
lovers, and their moms, and their great Linux boxes, and maybe some
hardware and software profiles of the boxes.

So here's the help I need: does anyone have a mom running Linux? Wanna
send me a picture? Wanna send me a story?

~Mr. Bad

P.S. If you think moms aren't elite, well, you've been hanging out
with the wrong kind of moms.

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