[OBORONA-SPAM] Linux appreciation

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Fri Apr 7 10:30:18 BST 2006


Wow, you're one cool dude Gavin, taking it on the chin. I respect that a lot. 
So anyway, here's to freedom!

On Friday 07 April 2006 17:14, Gavin Dudley wrote:
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> >
> > Message: 10
> > Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 14:12:35 -0700
> > From: Vayu <vayu at sklinks.com>
> > Subject: Re: kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 15, Issue 15
> > To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com, gaving at mavenmedia.co.za
> > Message-ID: <200604061412.35552.vayu at sklinks.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > On Thursday 06 April 2006 12:58, Gavin Dudley wrote:
> > > > ------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > Message: 11
> > > > Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 13:01:32 -0300
> > > > From: Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
> > > > Subject: Re: Kubuntu annoyances (check list)
> > > > To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > > Message-ID: <sjqfg3-iur.ln1 at news.pointerstop.ca>
> > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> > > >
> > > > Gavin Dudley wrote:
> > > > > Apol for late response. I must echo all these sentiments. Big Up,
> > > > > Albert! As a newbie I don't know what is supposed to work, what is
> > > > > broken and what is user error, so Albert's orginal check list of
> > > > > problems proved invaluable to me because I was trying to resolve so
> > > > > many of these same issues. Buggy multimedia playback is by far the
> > > > > most irritating factor, followed by unpredictable cut and paste
> > > > > between apps.
> > > >
> > > > Yawn...
> > > >
> > > > > It bothers me immensely that Linux evangelists are either in denial
> > > > > about the massive deficiencies in Linux, or otherwise are not
> > > > > traditional desktop PC users.
> > > >
> > > > What bothers me "immensely" is users who - having established that
> > > > they
> >
> > have
> >
> > > > problems, assume that therefore the OS is completely unusable by the
> > > > majority of users.
> > >
> > > Yawn, denial... yawn... market rejection... *thunderous sound of
> > > general public voting with their feet and buying windoze*
> > >
> > > <guess I'll shut up about it now cause this whole debate is a bit
> > > *yawn*,
> >
> > right?>
> >
> > <clip>
> >
> > When I read your long list of grievances I feel you are expecting a lot
> > and unaware of the dynamics of the organic process that is OSS.  I feel
> > you don't understand that OSS is a community effort.  NO ONE IS IN
> > CHARGE.  If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't then
> > calmly suggest it to someone who can. Be patient and you'd be surprised,
> > someone may give it to you.  What right do you have to expect and demand?
>
> Phew, you are so right. Awright, so I feel like a complete hypocrite for
> making unreasonable demands both of the IP donor community and of this
> list. Apologies to all. Ironically, one of my pet hates is the word
> "entitlement", which is what I think have been guilty of of, esp since I
> am contributing nothing to OSS IP. Point taken. Thanks.
>
> Best I try and stay on topic from here on out!  <grin>
>
> blodot



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