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Re: [LUG] Linux Training


On 15/02/17 15:26, Joseph Bennie via list wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 15 Feb 2017, at 14:02, Eion MacDonald via list <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The suggestion 'just get a Mac' is from a rarefied world of the non-poor
>> and cash available culture.
>> Sorry , this is one suggestion I cannot thole.
>> I well understand Neil's comment.
>> I teach Windows OSs and Linux OSs in one of the most deprived areas in
>> the UK. Changing folk to Linux on old  (pre 2002 circa machines) to keep
>> them safe,  when their Windows OSs are not supported.
>> These folk are mostly in 70s and 80s (one nearly 90) who cannot afford
>> to 'get a Mac'. Indeed they mostly use computers to keep in touch with
>> family and friends in distant places so no local family support, cannot
>> afford new computers or indeed get them 'repaired'  at local computer shop.
>> Changing them to Linux to be safe on their existing machines is a
>> delight and their use of email / and browsing safely thereafter ( as you
>> see the very visible rewards, when they get in touch with old school
>> friends)
> ive a 2nd hand mac book (core 2duo, 4gb ) Â90 on ebay?  currently running debian
> your argument is bias. 
+1 :]

some may say, best of both worlds ..... *duck*

... but then I know developers working with ppc/ppc64 linux distros ...

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