Now that I've finally done my due diligence on Windows 10, I know what I'll be advising my clients to do:
1. Avoid Windows 10, as it violates HIPAA (basically a health-privacy protection law here in the States, as most of my clients are physicians);
2. Learn to surf in Linux, to the extent they don't already use Apple (most are Apple fanatics, but their desktops are XP or Win7).
3. Learn to eventually use Linux in other ways.
It's these 'other ways' which need brainstorming. I've already started a preliminary explanation here -- taking the viewpoint of the typical Windows user reluctant about Linux -- but I need to broaden it to the whole idea of a synergistic generic use of Linux and Windows. For that, if you're willing.. I need your input on how YOU use Linux to 'husband' Windows functions.
Now, I need to keep it simple. These people are physicians, accountants, attorneys, brokers. Not IT people. They've no inclination or time to learn wubi, virtual box, dual-boot, etc. Simplest for them, is if I can show them how to install Linux on a stick (and frankly, I just might make my own and gift them to these folks) -- so it's merely plug in and turn on, and click in the lower left corner for the menu. That's as much learning Linux, as these folks will tolerate. So then via Linux they still have total access to their underlying Windows machine, so..
Pretending you were that person, how could/would you use the Linux on the Windows stuff you got? What categories of activities, and what software would compare to the typical Windows stuff? Surely you use Linux on Windows machines for a lot of things.. would you mind explaining, what?
They all have MS Office 2003 or at most 2007, so that much I can explain, how to install with Wine. But what about the other stuff?
Now, this is a really big favor I'm asking, so if you have no time or inclination to answer, I understand. Any input is appreciated. Thank you!
Edited by brainout, 07 September 2015 - 05:04 AM.