From: Tim O'Donovan (tim.odonovan at domain sun.com)
Date: Fri 10 Aug 2001 - 16:00:15 IST
"Wynne, Conor" wrote:
> I disagree, my wife is a newbie, whether it is linux or windozs, she finds
> both equally difficult to understand. But over time she has decided -
> completely on her own bat, that she prefers linux.
> Her reasons are twofold
> 1: Almost Total Stability - hey nothings perfect...
> 2: She opens application in exactly the same was as in windozs.
Yeah, I guess that recent developments with KDE, and Gnome have
made the UI a much more friendly place. I'd be very wary still
of exposing a newbie to a CLI.
(Then again, I'm a Mac User)
In relation to Jerry's point about file management being part of
the ECDL course, - it is - but it is scaringly minimalist. For
instance to open a file in say M$ Word, she was told to launch word
then go to file>open and the file should be in "My Documents" or a:
The idea that it could be in another folder wasn't properly
explained at all nor did she know that you could doubleclick a
.doc file to open it.
There's an internet section too - as far as my mother is concerned
now, all email is like hotmail.
The impression that I get from the ECDL, is that it is a glorified
secretarial course - doesn't teach you about computers at all.
Saying that though - my mother is delighted with herself!
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