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

__/ [ yttrx ] on Saturday 05 August 2006 13:33 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [ 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...
> Find another college just to run linux?  Are you fucking insane?
> Harvard's school of government does not support linux---that's a
> fact.  Are you advising a prospective masters or PhD candidate
> there to "find another college"?
> Christ man, maybe you should be attending some classes yourself
> instead of spending all your time on COLA.

I never said that. As I said I ignore those threads while many others say
"find another college". I never ever said such a thing, so it's a case of

Best wishes,


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