How do you explain to your girlfriend that you use GNU/Linux because it respects your privacy and not because you are a pedophile or a terrorist?
My wife knows I'm a software engineer, she just thinks Linux is for advanced computer users. She watched me install Gentoo and all the text flying by while shit compiled actually turned her onto me. Fucked her good while that shit compiled.
I introduced to Linux a couple years ago and she hasn't owned a windows computer ever since. She just uses a virtual machine whenever it's absolutely necessary to use windows software or edit something in Word 2013. She gave a weird look just now because I suggested we should buy a little windows 10 tablet.
I am a muslim and the Secret police keep calling me to interviews all the fucking time even though I don't do anything illegal. My wife knows we are actively spied on by the state because they heavily imply it all the fukken time. It is harrasment, but it's the Secret police so what can you do.
I bet she appreciates a little modicum of privacy so we can try sending cutesy and embarrasing stuff to eachother. I get a lot less of that after the constant surveillance which all Young muslim men seem to get.
I have nothing to hide, but those who spy on me still makes my life rotten. People who disregard privacy are idiots.
She thinks it's cool that I use Linux. She admires the passion I have for technology. While she herself is not interested in it, the fact that I am so in to it is one of the things she likes about me.
My girlfriend knows better than to question my tech. In any way, out loud or silently.
She knows she will get cut off from tech support and there are no other options available to her at my level ... unless she wants to shell out serious cash.
Besides. *BSD. Penguins are gay, not pedo.
1) I don't explain to my gf why I use Linux. She uses FreeBSD with openbox herself, she's not a tech illiterate.
2) I don't use it because it respects my privacy, I use it because that's what I am proficient in and it's what I use at work too
>Tfw girlfriend is the no-nonsense kind.
>Doesn't like vidya too.
>Does need a computer for work but doesn't need more than an office suite/emails/web browser.
She didn't want me to install linux on her old laptop because it would take time but she uses it on my desktop and let me install it on her new laptop when it arrived.
>tfw "it just werks" is sometimes not a meme
In the 90's
>girl says "I am into role play"
>you pull out your bag of dice and she runs away.
In the 00's
>girl says she is "into role play"
>ask if she means d&d
>ask if she means wow
>girl says she is "into nerdy guys"
>finally my time...
>Installs gentoo on her box
>she runs away
Whatever... I am tired of their shit.
I have been trying to converse with girls for too long, and while a few of them are cool, most of them are impossible to understand.