Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Debian Lenny install monitor resolution glitch
- yeah, been there, done that-they usually are no help at all :)
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
> 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
> 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
> lashing at worst.
> 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
> > 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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- Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
> Clem's blog. Note comment 4 below from Clem:
Thank you, Roy.
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