Storm tracking on Linux and verses MS
D. Michael McIntyre
michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Mon Oct 8 03:29:39 UTC 2007
On Sunday 07 October 2007, John DeCarlo wrote:
> I know a better way. Don't install the updates while you are standing
I haven't done this in a good bit, but the last time I did this, it was
1) install off CD
2) go to install desired user software
3) user software depends on newer versions of umpty packages
4) user has a miserable DSL connection that only barely qualifies as
5) wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait
6) answer two questions
That was whatever was before whatever was before Dapper, I think.
My problem was that I wasn't doing it often enough to be able to benefit from
putting together a better toolchain, but I was doing it often enough to get
really annoyed at the bother.
Especially when the one family I hooked up with a perfect setup, even gave
them an entire COMPUTER, because the one they had was too out of date... I
had everything perfect, with a custom theme they loved, based on their
favorite sports team, the whole nine yards. One day the guy calls and asks
how to retrieve his emails now that he has formatted his hard drive and
installed Windows on the computer. In order to open some stupid malware
email attachment his wife just couldn't live without.
So now my motto is if you're too stupid to install the damn thing for
yourself, I really don't want to answer your questions anyway. Bah humbug.
Let Linux be a geek OS. I'm a geek. I don't have a problem with that.
Inviting stupid people to use Linux just leads to insane things like that
stupid new file manager everybody is complaining about, or worse, the whole
Mac school of design certain members of the Rosegarden project are trying to
foist upon us, whereby we throw away 3/4 to 4/5 of our features, because
having too many features is too confusing.
I hate catering to stupid people. Which is to say anyone who isn't a geek
It's a failing, I admit it.
I'm glad there are still people out there who possess patience, because I
think I burned the last of mine up in 2005 or so.
D. Michael McIntyre
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