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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 On 3/27/08, Scott Ehrlich <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> I introduced my parents to Linux [Ubuntu Gutsy] at their place, and they 
> tried it for a few days. 

Mom wanted a cheap (free) laptop for use on roadtrips, since public 
email terminals are scarcer in [mh]otel business centers and public 
libraries are cutting hours, but WiFi is spreading. So I put Xubuntu 
Feisty (or was it gutsy?) on my daughter's old Lifebook. 
She was emailing daily like it was a blog all winter. 

> I was considering re-introducing it to them at some other point, until a 
> few days later, my Linux box (Ubuntu) presented me with a reminder why 
> Windows and Mac are still desktop-ready, but Linux isn't - the obligatory 
> filesystem check if the machine has been rebooted at least 30 times. 

So you think  you can't explain that to your parents? 
Are you demeaning your parents  or yourself? 

As others have said you _can_ configure it to not do that.  I wouldn't. 

My solution is to boot the laptop as I head into the kitchen to forage. 

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