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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Debian Lenny install monitor resolution glitch

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  • west mi
    yeah, been there, done that-they usually are no help at all :) D ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 45 , Feb 6, 2011
      yeah, been there, done that-they usually are no help at all :)
      D

      On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:

      > Debian is not for everybody. It is not newbie friendly and the community
      > does not embrace change nor new users. They want to keep things the way
      > they
      > always were and even turn back the clock. They do not like it that Ubuntu
      > has taken their work and made it accessible to others. That does not make
      > Debian a great distribution. It just means that Debian is what it is and it
      > isn't going to change anytime soon because of its ideology and its user
      > base. If someone insists on using Debian then they should be encouraged to
      > do so, but it isn't what I would recommend because I know the community
      > well
      > and know that they are on a crusade and to them all outsiders are regarded
      > as infidels. If you can accept the "our way or the highway" approach then
      > you will probably fit right in.
      >
      > When someone writes that they are having problems configuring Debian then I
      > smile inwardly because it is not made to work out of the box, nor to work
      > like Ubuntu with advanced features. It is for advanced users who like a
      > basic setup. It will likely never work as well because of their insistence
      > that anything proprietary is bad and if you ask for help doing something
      > that they regard as verboten the you will get a lecture at best and a
      > tongue
      > lashing at worst.
      >
      > Roy
      >
      > Using Kubuntu 10.10, 64-bit
      > Location: Canada
      >
      >
      > On 5 February 2011 17:01, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > On Sat, Feb 05, 2011 at 07:27:37PM -0000, Paul wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Mint is apt based, but it's not Debian! Would be a funny way to troll
      > > #debian though on irc.freenode.net ha ha! Something tells me the regs
      > and
      > > opers wouldn't be quite as amused though ... I'm having problems with my
      > > Debian Mint can anyone help me? On a good day I could see that one
      > earning a
      > > user an instant kick ban!
      > > >
      > >
      > > There is now a version of Mint based on Debian. While the vast majority
      > > of Mint users are probably inexperienced folks who should stay away from
      > > Debian irc, no doubt there are some, as I've seen with Ubuntu, highly
      > > experienced folks who have simply gotten tired of going through various
      > > configurations and like something that just works out of the box.
      > >
      > > > Although possibly you meant it as an extraneous diagnostic technique in
      > > which case my apologies. I have to use that Debian Mint one on the boys
      > > though. Too funny!
      > > >
      > >
      > > Debian people seem to have little to no sense of humor, however, so
      > > probably a waste of electrons. As my mom once said, It's easy to be
      > > funny at someone else's expense, and going Hah Hah, look as those l4m3
      > > n3bi3$ isn't really considered a sense of humor.
      > >
      > > As for Joan, quite possibly she simply misread, or was offering an
      > > alternative solution. I haven't been following this particular thread.
      > >
      > > --
      > > Scott Robbins
      > > PGP keyID EB3467D6
      > > ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 )
      > > gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6
      > >
      > > Spike: If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was
      > > actually there it would've been like Woodstock. I was at
      > > Woodstock. I fed off a flower person and I spent six hours
      > > watching my hand move.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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      >
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    • Zed
      ... http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Mint-11-Will-Be-Based-on-Ubuntu-11-04-185617.shtml ... [snip] Thank you, Roy. Zed -- Zed Diplomacy: Saying nice
      Message 45 of 45 , Mar 1, 2011
        Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:

        >
        http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Mint-11-Will-Be-Based-on-Ubuntu-11-04-185617.shtml
        >
        > Clem's blog. Note comment 4 below from Clem:
        > http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1665
        [snip]

        Thank you, Roy.

        Zed

        --
        Zed
        Diplomacy: Saying 'nice doggy'... until you find a rock
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