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Topics I am sick of.

Posted 08-16-2014 at 11:08 PM by Randicus Draco Albus

Excuse me, but time to rant.
Two things I am SICK of seeing on fora everywhere are:
Questions and pleas for help about Wine.
Pleas for help to dual-boot a Linux system with Windows.

Although I almost always ignore any thread concerning those two topics, the shear number of them, everywhere on the internet, has driven me to the point of being sickened by the sight of those titles. Either install and use something else or continue using Windows. Too simple for many people apparently.
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  1. Old Comment
    I'd like to see an end to "Which Linux is best" questions. Have people lost the abilities to think for themselves, try, and choose?
    As for dual-booting information, years ago when I was doing it, there was MASSES of information about how to do it out there on the internetwebthingy. UEFI/Secure Boot might have added some complications, but a websearch should be all that's required.
    Posted 08-17-2014 at 07:58 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    I much agree with you, linux organisations should present a united front in public and compete with their main competitor, Microsoft, on the grounds technical superiority and advanced features ,rather that on who shouts loudest.
    Posted 08-17-2014 at 10:36 AM by DarrenDrapkin DarrenDrapkin is offline
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    I definitely do not advocate competing with anyone. I disagree with enticing Windows users by offering Windows clones. Offer a good system. People who want to use something different and better will use it. Focusing on making it easy to use Windows applications with Linux is stupid. If someone is going to use Windows applications, the best course of action is to continue using Windows.

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    Originally Posted by brianL View Comment
    I'd like to see an end to "Which Linux is best" questions. Have people lost the abilities to think for themselves, try, and choose?
    Visiting a few web sites and reading about those distributions is too quick and easy. It makes more sense to post a question and wait several days for people to post the information. At least it makes sense to those who want others to do their thinking for them.
    Posted 08-17-2014 at 06:04 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Welcome to becoming mainstream.

    Every "this is the year of the linux desktop" dream.

    All I gotta say.

    Ha, Ha, Ha. Careful what ya wish for.
    Posted 08-18-2014 at 10:46 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
  5. Old Comment
    "Year of Linux on the Desktop"...pfffft. Proponents of that have been screaming about market share and other nonsense for literally over a decade now. What was once a really cool OS has become exactly what I dropped when I stopped using Windows ME.

    To quote Michael W Lucas's twitter feed this morning 'Dear #systemd refugees: BSD welcomes you.'
    Posted 08-18-2014 at 11:16 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rokytnji View Comment
    Welcome to becoming mainstream.
    If I wanted to be mainstream, I would cut my hair, listen to pop music crap and be constantly depressed about my tattoo "mistake".
    Posted 08-18-2014 at 07:08 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brianL View Comment
    I'd like to see an end to "Which Linux is best" questions. Have people lost the abilities to think for themselves, try, and choose?
    With the prevalence of "live" images these days, it's nothing at all to try out a distro. The only downside is that people may perceive the slowness of this live image as a slowness in Linux itself, but it should give those who experiment a taste. People just seem to want everyone else to do the work for them.
    Posted 08-19-2014 at 12:41 AM by goumba goumba is offline
    Updated 08-19-2014 at 12:47 AM by goumba
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    I am also getting sick of seeing threads about Kali. Every one I have seen involves someone with beginner, or less, level knowledge wanting to use Kali, because he or she believes using it will make him or her a hacker. The warning on Kali's website; "Kali is for security industry professionals. It is not a system for Linux beginners" must only be there to scare people away. And they cannot figure out why their beginner's questions are ignored on Kali's forum. (And LQ will not let me add a rolling eyes icon. Now I am really pissed off.)
    Posted 08-20-2014 at 10:38 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
 

  



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