[ILUG] Beaumont CEO wants to reverse use of Linux
deargin at eircom.net
Fri Jun 10 13:13:55 IST 2005
Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>>Basically the CEO says it's silly that Beaumont is the only Hospital
>He's entitled to his opinions of course, but, some might say that
>"silly" should be replaced with a word like "sad" or "regrettable".
>>and that there is "widespread discontent" among staff at
>>the hospital regarding the Linux systems.
>On this point though, I'd point out, that with some notable exceptions,
>in the main, my own experience of introducing people to Linux who aren't
>"already" interested in experimentation in some way, regularly meets
>with hostility and/or reflexive ignorance.
>For example, in my experience, people seem to *assume* that WinWord does
>everything the right way and the best way.... and to my mind seem to
>suspect that you are lying when you say "Open Office does (x) just as
>well or better".
>Maybe it's no surprise, that your average user, who spent time getting
>their ECDL and learning all the painful, mindnumbing nuiance of
>Excel/Word/Access is intrinsically hostile to anything else !
also, a lot of people just dont like using computers, and the thought of
having to learn more to do what they can already do is just a bit much
Also, is therer a linux equivalent of the ECDL ? I've never looked at it
but it is windows focused, right ? Probably should be the EWDL!
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