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Tom Adelstein adelste at
Tue May 31 19:24:07 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 21:06 +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 13:00 -0500, Tom Adelstein wrote:
> > I tend to agree with your assessment that Ubuntu should be able to sense
> > the correct configurations. Even so, the distribution is outstanding.
> > 
> > So, I just suggest that we give these guys time, help where we can and
> > maybe not ask why the developers didn't do this or that. 
> > 
> > That's not to say you shouldn't ask or inquire or rattle cages. You
> > should. But, I promise you, you will not get the kind of responsiveness
> > from any other community on the planet as you do this one.
> Oh Tom, I am sorry you felt like I was being hard on Ubuntu... not at
> all. I was merely in the "if you don't ask you don't get" approach,
> hoping for a dev to eye the thread ! ;-)
> I love Ubuntu so much, that I really can't picture myself moving to
> something else, at least not in the next 3 years, since god knows what
> can happen in that kind of time frame in the Linux world, being so fast
> moving. Ubuntu fits my needs and philosophy so tightly, zillions times
> better than any of the other leading/commercial distros anyway
> (RedHat/Mandrake/Suse/Linspire), that I just can't see myself abandoning
> Ubuntu in the future. 
> It's very very good as is, and every time I dare to make
> "remarks"/wishes (don't like the word "complain", it sounds
> negative/un-constructive), it's only with the aim of of maybe making it
> a tiny little better/smoother/polished whatever. Not at all to vent or
> anything...
> Ubuntu would have to ge serioulsy and massively wrong, do a sharp
> u-turn, and the other distro do an equally massive but opposite U-turn,
> for me to even consider dual-booting with another distro.
> I started with Mandrake 9.2, everything was so horrible about it, that I
> didn't even waste time trying to make it better, it was hopeless (this
> is NOT meant to start a war, please ignore me). With Ubuntu, it's the
> other way around : it's 90% perfect to me, I love it, so it's worth
> spending time and energy to suggest things, debate, discuss etc, to make
> it even better.
> In short, as we say over here in frog land : "Qui aime bien châtie
> bien!", sorry don't know of any close english equivalent. Basically...
> if I sometime criticize Ubuntu, it's precisely because I love it
> loads ! :o))))
> I am sorry if you felt otherwise when reading my previous mail... :o(
> Maybe it's because of my wording, don't know, english is harldy my
> mother tongue. I will try to watch myself and work on it anyway...
> Regards,

I didn't take it as criticism from you. I was simply amplifying the
goodness. Qui aime bien châtie bien! - works for me. Glad to see we
think alike - not bad for a Frenchman and an American. Then what do they
say about great minds?

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