Best Buy Receives the Facts on Linux, From Microsoft

CheeseMan42 - September 8, 2009 03:06PM in Operating Systems

A leaked training course for Best Buy employees has made its way on to the internet. The training course was provided by Microsoft and educates the employees on the truth behind Linux. The training informs employees that Windows is safer than Linux and seems to indicate that Linux may not receive free updates. As an avid Linux user, I am shocked at the claims made in these training slides. While some of points about being easy to use and be comfortable with may be valid for an advanced distro like Gentoo, there are plenty of versions that are very easy to use. A casual PC user would likely be able to do everything they needed to on a Windows computer using Ubuntu for example. It is this kind of misinformation that can lead people away from using Linux, and it just isn't right.