How Does linux work? is it fair to all women?

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maybe im a lamp
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Iscritto: 04/07/2015

I am new to linux and was wondering if I could give it to my nice young daughter.

Tirifto
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Iscritto: 02/19/2015

Hello and welcome!

First of all, 'Linux' is just a part of a bigger system called 'GNU'. People often call this combination 'Linux', but properly it should be called 'GNU/Linux', since all the operating system like Debian, Blag or Trisquel are actually a part of GNU/Linux family.

Now, to answer your question: I'd say yes.

I'm not entirely sure what do you mean by 'fair to all women'. An operating system is a computer program; it's a tool used by the user. Free software will only be unfair to women if the user will use it to do things unfair to women. Personally, I don't know any software that would discourage fairness to any gender.

In case you were worried by the software community and development, I think you will be happy with GNU/Linux. Like you probably already know, not all software is free. A lot of people develop and use non-free software, which is wrong, because freedom is a very important value. Most people don't realize that and use systems that disrespect people, such as Windows. Then we have GNU/Linux family; most of systems in it are only partly free, though. It's better if you use system like Fedora or openSUSE than if you used Windows, but it's best to use a 100% free system, like here Trisquel.

Trisquel is the most user-friendly out of the 100% free systems. If you can make it work, I reccomend you to use it. If your hardware doesn't work with 100% free software and you can't afford new one, you can have a partly free system for now (I'm assuming you use a non-free system, so it would be an improvement for you.)

Now, about the community. Communities are made of people who have something in common (As in, an artist community is made of people who make art, for example.) Free software community is usually very friendly and nice! That's because all of them care for human values. People who use non-free systems can be any way, but people who use 100% free systems do so because they care about freedom. And people who care about freedom also usually care about other important human values, such as respect, kindness and equality. If someone decides to use free software, they want to support something good in life.

If you look at various free software projects, you can see that they are generally very friendly and open to everyone. As a great example, I'd like to use the GNOME project. They work on providing people with a free desktop environment, the project is participated in by both men and women alike, they make annual meetings and events, and they even participated in Outreach Program for Women!

To sum it up: If you choose to use free software, you shouldn't run into any ethical problems at all. And if you do, they can be easily fixed, because it's free software and you have complete control over it. Community-wise, free software community is very helpful and friendly. So your daughter can go ahead and give it a try! :)

I hope my lengthy post was helpful. If you run into any problems, I'm sure you'll be able to find help here. Also, have a nice day!

davidnotcoulthard (non verificato)
davidnotcoulthard

"First of all, 'Linux' is just a part of a bigger system called 'GNU'"

Nitpicking here but it isn't. It works with GNU('s components?), but it's not part of GNU.

Tirifto
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Iscritto: 02/19/2015

Ah, yes, bad wording. Thanks for the correction, Linux is indeed not a part of the GNU project :)

maybe im a lamp
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Iscritto: 04/07/2015

Thank you for you kind answer fellow linux user. My daughter is having trouble using linux. How do i teach my nice young daughter how to read and write.

Jodiendo
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Iscritto: 01/09/2013

maybe im a lamp

When you mention "Linux" you meant to said "trisquel" which is a GNU/LINUX not Linux?
Too give in my interpretation is donate or install the Trisquel OSI FOR your daughter IN ANY PC, right?
Depends on the age of your daughter and how much savvy she is with a PC.

SuperTramp83

I am a translator!

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Iscritto: 10/31/2014

if she can type in a terminal sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get install "name of application" she's good to go!
:)

Magic Banana

I am a member!

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

That really is not required: a window pops-up when security updates are ready to be installed. At least it does on my Trisquel 7 (with GNOME Shell).

You might be kidding but if "maybe im a lamp" has never used Trisquel, he (she?) may not get it.

davidnotcoulthard (non verificato)
davidnotcoulthard

You can give Trisquel to your daughter. Just make sure the hardware works with Trisquel.

Linux isn't an OS, though. It's a programme of a genre whose members are important for operating systems to run, but not quite an OS (in much the same way that the brain isn't exactly an organism).

JadedCtrl
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Iscritto: 08/11/2014

Yea, Trisquel GNU/Linux should work perfectly for your daughter. If she can point-'n-click, then she's OK.

HuangLao
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Iscritto: 01/19/2014

Does this not seem a little "trollish" to anyone?

boaz
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Iscritto: 08/09/2013

No, it doesn't. I like to assume good faith, so I assume that this was a sincere question.

To which my answer would be, if your daughter is capable of using Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, then she is most likely capable of using Trisquel and will most likely find it satisfactory.

Jabjabs
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Iscritto: 07/05/2014

I keep saying this, all the Freedom that we get through this OS is amazing but what is just as wonderful is just easy it is to use.

Personally it is the easiest GNU/Linux distribution I have ever used and that includes the the proprietary "friendly" ones.

Legimet
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Iscritto: 12/10/2013

I also thought it was trollish, and his next post (https://trisquel.info/en/forum/what-linux-and-how-can-i-use-it-get-some-nice-young-girls) shows that he is just vPro/chaosesqueteam.

boaz
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Iscritto: 08/09/2013

Okay, I guess you're probably right.

HuangLao
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Iscritto: 01/19/2014

Now it makes sense...Ruben really should implement a spam button along with the -/+.