Switching a friend to Ubuntu

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 16:42:22 UTC 2010

2010/1/21 Avi Greenbury <avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com>:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> > You can modify the Ubuntu desktop to make it similar like MS.
>> > Windows... Wants easy? Just use LinuxMint!
>> >
>> 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.
> Much as I'd _really_ rather not spawn yet another rant-fest on here,
> this seems rather provocative and lacking in either detail or
> substance.

I was deliberately vague in order to avoid presenting arguments for
further flames! However, it seems that I underestimated the
flammability of OMG ANTISHETZZZZMMM or the other, no less rational NO
DEFEND USELF AGAINST ROKKKETZZ side of the coin. Extremists, fools,
and armchair generals on both sides of the fence.

> If it's only one Mint contributor, I'd suggest The Right Thing To Do is
> let whoever's responsible for Mint's proselytism know and leave it at
> that - I'd be surprised if it was Mint's own stance on it, and I'd also
> be surprised if there's no-one who contributes to Ubuntu that holds
> similar views.

Exactly, everyone is entitled to his opinion and we are much better
not giving our mutually-exclusive political opinions in Linux-related
forums. Which is exactly why the Mint dev should not have posted what
he did to the official Linux Mint website. So long as he did, however,
I respect his wishes and encourage others to as well.

Dotan Cohen


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