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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse and why not stay, The Linux Wall
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 18:39:24 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612261828270.14694@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 26 2006 08:54, Kai Ponte wrote:
>On Monday 25 December 2006 07:21, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> On Dec 25 2006 13:39, Niels Østergaard Kjær wrote:
>>>many fine letters on the goodbye subject
>>>and the subject installs as a secondary desktop.
>>>There is a third aspect too, the Linux wall.
>>>As a newbie we have to fight the total lack of knowledge (it is X-mas
>> All newbies please read (also applies
>> to Linux and quite any community projects) section 3, 3a and 3b,
>> *ESPECIALLY* the lego analogy.
>I've been instructed on numerous occasions to read this article. I
>find it annoying. I suppose I should write something to refute it,
>but have more interesting things to do.

Please do, since I don't see the difference between your reply and

>In any case, those of us who are complaining that Linux or BSD are not "like
>Windows" do so because we want to accomplish tasks like our friends, family
>and peers do.

Then use Windows if you fail to do it on Linux. (This is what LNW and
FNW all say).

Simple rule. Even I do just that for a few programs.

>We want to write documents, play games, browse the intraweb, listen
>to music, watch videos, calcualate our retirement, pay taxes (okay,
>we don't WANT to do that, but...), share pictures, chat with
>friends/peers/family, and possibly do some programming.
>I seriously doubt most peeps care whether these tasks are done on
>SUSE 10.2 or Windows 3.1, but just want to make sure they are done.

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