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[vox] Demo Day Idea

Here's an idea for demo day.  This demo will provide evidence of the utter 
superiority of Linux to Windows for uses important to the non-geek.  I have 
not applied this test to XP, but it applies to 98 at least.

Make the demo computer a dual boot computer, and attach a printer to it.  Put 
a thirty page document on both the Linux and Windows sides.  The document is 
identical on both platforms.  So you would install Star Office on the Windows 

Begin printing the document on Windows.  As the document begins to print have 
a spectator sit down and try to multitask.  The person can (try to) play a 
game of solitaire, or type a new word processing document, or surf the web if 

Then after the person gives up in about two minutes, reboot into Linux and 
repeat the experiment.  While the document is printing the spectator can use 
the computer without any problem.  This would be a convincing, graphic 
demonstration that Linux is worth a try.

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