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Posted 06-08-2014 at 12:04 PM by rokytnji

This is my take on new Linux users migrating from Windows for what ever reasons. Usually any more when I see the word of suggestion in a thread title. I avoid it like the plague now.

The reasoning in my mind is as follows.

One looses their living abode due to some disaster that leaves them homeless.

You show up and offer living quarters for free with no strings attached.

A day or two later they show up on your doorstep and complain why can't what you gave them for free be more like what they are used to.

Also you are called lazy for not supplying a manual on how to live in the free abode you gave them. They insult you and treat you like you are the bad guy.

In Texas on the Mexican Border. One does not look a gift horse in the mouth. You say thank you and if it bucks you off. You figure out how to stay on by politely asking the person who gave you the horse how to stay on.

If you start insulting the original owner instead and tell him the horse is no good and he should have trained the horse better like a horse you used to own that you paid for.

You might end up on the ground bleeding profusely while being lectured on manners.

Nuff said I guess.
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    Yeah, some people just aren't willing to adapt. I'm lucky, I only had about 2 years of using Windows before I discovered Linux - not enough time to get brainwashed into doing everything the Windows way.
    Posted 06-09-2014 at 04:06 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Too a great extent we can blame Butnut and Mint, and perhaps Suse. They intentionally entice Windows users with the promise of a system that will be just like Windows, but free. In other words, "you will not need to learn anything." When some of those people move to other systems, they expect to plug-and-play. "Read documentation? Are you stupid or insane? That is poor customer service!" Many of the ex-Windows users you refer to are too stupid to understand that possessing a free product does not make them customers.

    What bugs me most is that most of them are not actually ex-Windows users. They want to dual-boot a Linux system with their beloved Windows. And then there are the idiots who want to switch to Linux and install Wine so they can continue using the Windows software they know and love. Defeats the purpose of switching to a different operating system, does it not?
    Posted 06-11-2014 at 11:55 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline


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