[linux-elitists] Fwd: [vox] Microsoft interested in our feelings

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 22 00:32:28 PST 2003

on Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 10:28:12AM -0500, Jon Carnes (jonc@nc.rr.com) wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 08:59, James Morris wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Dec 2003, Tim Potter wrote:
> > 
> > > Why not do some of this kind of work for GNOME/KDE/Samba/$OTHER_OSS_PROJECT
> > > instead?
> > 
> > Bingo.
> > 
> > I wonder how Microsoft would react if we asked them to provide us with
> > access to their dyed-in-the-wool customers to find out why they still
> > haven't moved to Linux.
> > 
> Well some Triluggers just gave a Linux Migration talk at the local NT
> users group (Triangle in NC). It was well attended and the folks were
> all *very* interested.
> It's happening - but at a grass roots level.

I've started attending PC UGs as well, and am pretty much stunned.  You
mention you use GNU/Linux, flash some Knoppix disks, and brace yourself
for the stampede.

There's a *lot* of restless natives out there.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  The revolution will not be televised.
  You can apt-get it from the usual mirrors, however.     http://www.debian.org/
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