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Re: Why "GNU/Linux" is not accepted: an observation


From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Why "GNU/Linux" is not accepted: an observation
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:28:31 +0100
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* Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss) <address@hidden> [2019-11-08 09:02]:
> Of course even just a mildly sophisticated computer user knows that
> a web browser or text editor isn't part of a single monolithic system
> program, even if the pieces are all from Microsoft; users know that
> there are numerous programs that are bundled together, which sit in
> files and can be run independently.

Mildly sophisticated computer users will know it for sure.

GNU project shall promote or provide educational campaigns how to
actually understand what is operating system, why it should be free
software, and what are programs and software.

Applications could be sponsored by FSF and promoted into app
repositories such as F-Droid.org

Average users, simple people who are computer users and not
programmers, who are adults, who use computers mostly to write
letters, invoices, emails and to watch videos on Internet, they rather
tend not to know it. My impression is that they do not know what is
what. Many have no proper idea what is "software".

Browser is called "Google" for them even if they use Firefox. They are
opening "Google" and even writing web addresses into Google search
forms.

No, we are not getting more awareness in computing but less. Users are
used, and follow and do what is marketed on them.

If anybody wish or can make Replicant or Android applications, I would
be interested to see if I can sponsor the work, so that GNU Free
Software app can teach users what is free software, provide them with
articles and references to free system distributions, including the
gratis support to install those operating systems.

Jean



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