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Comment Re:Knowing more than parents... (Score 4, Insightful) 307

So true.. Kids today are very well versed in the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc), but have no idea of anything technical like setting up a network or troubleshooting hardware. There are exceptions, of course, the nerds who have the interest and might go into IT. But generally, kids are strictly users like most of our parents were.

Comment Re:Don't be so radical (Score 2) 597

Wish I'd known that last weekend, I installed Ubuntu on a spare machine just to check it out since I haven't tried it in over a year. As soon as I saw Amazon ad's in my search I immediately wiped the machine and installed Mint. I didn't even think of the privacy issue, but it was just horribly annoying to have to weed through ad's to find what I was looking for. Totally not the direction we want any Linux distro to be going in. I found it quite offensive.

Although Mint is not without blame either, they promote search engines which pay them, but even this is not as bad as Ubuntu.

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