I don't quite get Linux evangelism.
...I totally understand Granny Geek on this one! Where family is concerned,...you worry about their computers crashing or messing up (especially if they use it for important things). For instance,...my daughter uses her computer for her internet store,...and for her college nursing classes. I know she HAS to use windows software provided by the college (and hence, has to use wXP for that). BUT,...for her internet store,...she is quite open to all kinds of things. Unfortunately, she is like the rest of the family, and won't even consider Linux (or BSD).
I (like Granny Geek) have been showing my little 3 yr. old grandson the educational
games on Linux (Gcomp, ChildsPlay),..and he LOVES them!!!! It's getting my daughter's attention,....