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|From: Berrins (Berrinsaol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 21:38:23 -0600 (MDT)|
In a message dated 7/13/2000 10:27:24 AM, sharonvillines [at] prodigy.net writes: << 3) If the whole group uses the same program it helps immensely--they can ask each other questions. 4) If your community is just getting up to speed -- not everyone has computers and those who do are ready to upgrade -- choose a common model, brand, etc., at least for the entry level people so they can all help each other. I often have difficulty helping Windows users even when we are using the same program-- the options on their menu are different from the Mac versions. The differences between the various Windows machines (different companies) can be very confusing. They do not all work the same way--there is no standard. (I don't recommend Windows machines under any circumstances but have not been able to convince them to close down. The new Mac OS may work on formerly Windows machines, however, so salvation may be around the corner.) Sharon >> As another Mac user, I hesitate to advise everyone to get a common program and common model. The computers usually end up being IBM clones because they're cheaper and then you're stuck with Windows and whatever. This is happening in the school systems; schools are phasing out Macs and having IBM clones only because they don't want to confuse the kids with two different platforms. Of course, it probably isn't the kids who are confused! How about just setting up an internal coho technical support group? It's a perfect sharing of skills and then everyone can pick from the marvelous and vast array of consumer choices available. And if they pick carefully, they'll get a Mac anyway. Problem solved! -Roger Berman Pathways Cohousing Northampton, MA Where everyone is in (as of July 3rd) and the Common House is being plumbed and the roof shingles are all on. Still living in a dust bowl, though.
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