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

  • Subject: Re: My College Doesn't Support Linux For Students Either.
  • From: yttrx@xxxxxxxxx (yttrx)
  • Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 12:59:51 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [ 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
> misunderstanding.
> Best wishes,
> Roy

Oh!  My apologies then, I misunderstood.


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