__/ [ Jim ] on Saturday 05 August 2006 10:51 \__
> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>> Gilly Quansett wrote:
>>> ...and why should I even bother using Linux? <SNIP> Why?
>>> <SNIP> What good reason is there to use Linux? <SNIP>
>> (sniffing the air)
>>> I can get a Thinkpad at a very attractive price that comes
>>> with all the software I need to complete my studies, which
>>> is my primary focus at this point. Everything is guaranteed
>>> and officially supported.
>> (sniffing the air again ....) Square peg in round hole?
>>> I am a Communications major and while I like to tinker with
>>> computers, I see no need to complicate my already complex
>>> life trying to fit Linux, the proverbial square peg, into a
>>> round hole.
>>> Why should I worry about whether my presentations are going
>>> <SNIP> Why should I take the chances that I might
>>> negatively <SNIP> Why? <SNIP>
>> (further sniffing the air ....) Ahh, I smell troll. Here is
>> the troll's agenda.
>>> There is absolutely no reason other than stupidity and some
>>> religious agenda to jeopardize my studies in order to make
>>> a statement by running Linux.
>> A religious agenda? Oooh, pardon me, we are jeopardising the
>> poor troll's GPA by suggesting in this newsgroup he might try
>>> Linux belongs on servers.
>>> To saddle students with Linux is a travesty.
>> For one, I seriously doubt writer is a student. If he is a
>> serious one, he doesn't have time to write such drivel.
> course he's a troll, only trolls reduce the argument to religion, just like
> one of those crazy bastards who think they're running the country...
True. That's why I hit "ignore" the other posts belonging to that same theme.
I can recall those "college doesn't support Linux" threads from some
technical newsgroups. These are usually a classical bait which begs for the
answer "find another college". And it's of from the book to trolls...
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