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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: >> >> >> WORLDS APART!!! >> 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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