Kim Komando does reach the masses.
“Kim’s weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 470 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 10 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com. “
For her to publish this information about LibreOffice is a huge advertisement, reaching far beyong the GNU/Linux crowd and FLOSSies.
“Microsoft is relaunching its Office Suite. While the redesign has great new features, there’s one major drawback – it’s going to cost you up to $100 a year to use it.
If you can’t afford Microsoft Office, there’s good news. There are several great and free alternatives. LibreOffice is one of them.”
see A free substitute for Microsoft Office – Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show®, Komando Downloads.
The growth of FLOSS seems to be growing exponentially with few corners of the world remaining ignorant of FLOSS and therefor having choice in IT. What a refreshing time in which we live.
She is not quite so generous with GNU/Linux:
“Ubuntu and other Linux varieties aren’t for everyone. I only recommend using it if you know what you’re doing.”
She doesn’t seem to get the concept that not “knowing what you’re doing” can be fixed rather quickly by running GNU/Linux. Most users I have seen are quite comfortable with GNU/Linux in a few minutes just by running a few applications and learning a bit about the file-system. One does not need to be an expert to use GNU/Linux. My 3 year-old grand daughter is quite comfortable with both GNU/Linux and Android/Linux.