Via Slashdot, an article about how “novice PC users there, like students and housewives” are more attracted to the Linux flavor of the EEEPc than others are to the XP version. This is tagged with “flamebait” over at /., I assume because someone’s a little touchy about their hobby becoming mainstream. But they’re missing the point.

Watching the computing habits of my mother, I wouldn’t be surprised if she would be quite satisfied with the latest Ubuntu or Fedora distro. Were I a few years younger and still living at home, I might give it a shot, since I could be on hand for an technical issues, as I’m sure there would be.