Mint developers sucks (was Re: Switching a friend to Ubuntu)

Lachlan Musicman datakid at
Thu Jan 21 07:00:11 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 17:54, Jozsef <jzfk9 at> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:56:56 +0400, Andrew Farris <flyindragon1 at>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 19:55 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> One of the developers of Linux Mint personally insulted me and my
> >> nation. He also specifically asked that we do not use Linux Mint. I
> >> really don't know why he releases his software under the GPL, then,
> >> but in any case I will respect his wishes and not use his software.
> >> Nor do I recommend it to others.
> >
> > Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what happened, ad I've recently
> > been considering using Mint, but I dont want to get involved with a
> > community that likes to ostracize users (thats what MS is for). If you'd
> > prefer, you can email me off-list to continue that particular
> > discussion... and if you don't want to, that's also fine. Let me know.
> >

When you say insulted your nation, do you mean to say he said something
racist, or something more like "Hey Australia, your last Prime Minister
sucked. What were you thinking" - both are insulting, one would be
outrageous, the other would make me roll my eyes and say "don't look at me,
I did my bit".

This is less about ostracising users/equating Mint with MS and more about
racism, to my mind.


The essence of a rant, in fact, is that the ranter has no idea how to fix
the thing being ranted about.
- Clay Shirky
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