Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: My College Doesn't Support Linux For Students Either.

  • Subject: Re: My College Doesn't Support Linux For Students Either.
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 13:18:37 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS
  • References: <eb0c69$nbh$1@emma.aioe.org> <Xns9816583AD790Fhpt@> <eSZAg.453$Cz6.121@newsfe5-win.ntli.net>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • User-agent: KNode/0.7.2
__/ [ 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.
>> <SNIP>
>> A religious agenda?  Oooh, pardon me, we are jeopardising the
>> poor troll's GPA by suggesting in this newsgroup he might try
>> Linux.
>>> 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.
>> --
>> HPT
> 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...

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz      |    Previous signature has been conceded
http://Schestowitz.com  | Free as in Free Beer ¦  PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Cpu(s):  18.5% user,   2.7% system,   0.7% nice,  78.1% idle
      http://iuron.com - semantic engine to gather information

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index