Switching your parents

There was a story on Slashdot about how Linux is now mainstream. This is a topic that has been debated, and I'm sure the debates will continue. One commenter talked about how he switched his mom to run Linux. On the surface, this is just another story about Linux, but I like the last paragraph. Geeks beware!

She has gone from calling me twice a day for tech support to once a fortnight since the switch from Windoze to Linux. I can fix any problem that does occur remotely. So now instead of talking exclusively about Blue Screens of Death, anti-virus software and automated updates we talk about me not providing any grandchildren.

posted on Tue, 04 Jan 2005 at 23:41 | permanent link