Technical support, not general discussions (Was: basic)

Odd iodine at
Wed Feb 3 13:59:27 UTC 2010

q0k wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) 
> <amedee-ubuntu at <mailto:amedee-ubuntu at>> wrote:
> On Wed, February 3, 2010 11:41, q0k wrote:
>> 2 basic questions.
>> 1) I have been using Windows for 5 years. Why should I choose
>> Ubuntu? 2) Which version is better for home use by a student - 9.10
>> or
> 8.4? Why?
> This mailing list is for Ubuntu user technical support, not for
> general discussions.
> I'm sorry but you don't seem to have a technical support question. 
> May I suggest that you ask your question on sounder at 
> <mailto:sounder at>?
> Thank you. I will be no longer writing to this list about these 2
> basic questions. Excuse me.

Geeeze, people. No wonder people are turned away from Linux,with the
kind of 'help' they get here. How about some courtesy and flexibility
for newcomers? I've seen lots of others asking for this kind of help in
the past, without getting this kind of dismissal. Thanks, Amedee, you're
a real 'champ'. :-(


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