Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Oct. 20 2004,03:08
Point 1: This is'nt about "flame wars", it is'nt about :Windows", it's about people being lazy.
How hard can it be to right click on a desktop and look at the available options?
How could the developers make it any easier to install apt?
Point 2: Like aiku, I don't post often, if I do it's to offer help or in this case my opinion, which is: If someone has made an effort to find an answer on their own, I will do anything I can to help solve a problem. If however, they are asking a question that a simple search will answer, they will get no help from me.
In Linux, as in life, there are no free lunches.
Point 3: I don't know what this "linux way' you allude to is, I suspect it involves arrogance, a complete disregard for"Noobes" and a general attitude of condescension. The notion that this goes on at this site is ridiculous except for the case I will mention.
Point 4: Like you and many, many others at this and other forums, I too would like to see more people turn to Linux, unfortunately there is a learning curve involved even with an excellent distro like DSL or Feather Linux and people have to be prepared to learn and if they are not willing to "retain the knowledge" then why should anyone be willing to spoonfeed them?
Point 5: The case of seeming arrogance and condescension I spoke of? In fact the post that actually pissed me right off and made me post?
That post was yours concerning aiku's use of grammer. Totally uncalled for. Worse yet, I saw no hint of an apology in your followup post, just a smokescreen.