[SATLUG] which laptop to buy?
Chuck at Tetlow.Net
Mon Aug 5 20:28:00 CDT 2002
ALL RIGHT! ALL RIGHT!!!
<Referee steps to the center of the ring and holds up his hands>
Lets call a truce on this disagreement PLEASE. There is no need to get
personal or insulting in our discussions. Everyone has an opinion. And
just like the back end that everyone also has, they sometimes stink. But
lets not push that stink on each other please.
This list is open to many, MANY discussions. Linux, Winblows, BSD, OS X,
Unix, networking, Internet Protocols, etc... I don't think I've have ever
seen someone object to a post's subject -- except to say that the poster
might get more response on a more appropriate list. We do advertise that
this list is Linux based, but pretty much open to anything.
So, lets everyone play nice -- PLEASE.
From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org]On Behalf
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 6:42 PM
To: satlug at satlug.org
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] which laptop to buy?
Oh, I'm sorry. I can't use anything but LINUX products. Anyway, I use and
can administer Apple, Linux, Solaris and Microsoft LAN's, I work with Cisco
and Bay Networks switches, routers and assorted wireless and IR equipment.
I guess that's what I get for working in the DoD intelligence agency. I
guess you can call that "so cute." Why is it you mention Apple and get the
"elitism" label? And thanks so much for putting my suggestion down as
rubbish, if you don't know or like something I guess that's what you do.
On 8/5/02 6:10 PM, "Daniel DiPaolo" <ddipaolo at strike.homelinux.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 17:44, Todd wrote:
>> TROLL??? You got a lot of nerve geek boy!!!! In case you didn't know
>> OSX Is Unix and you can program in C C++ and many other languages. Plus
>> SUSE and Yellow dog Linux can be loaded on as well. So take your
>> WINTEL machine and go back to the hole you came from!!
> Yay, I was awaiting this.
> First of all, I'm 99% sure Mac OS X isn't an official UNIX(tm) anyway.
> Yes, it's UNIX-like, like Linux and BeOS. But this is not a UNIX
> mailing list, now is it? It's a Linux User Group mailing list. Not a
> UNIX User Group mailing list.
> Secondly, your comments were hardly as helpful as much as they smacked
> of elitism. You might as well have just thrown a "Apple pwnz j00!!" in
> there as well. What you _could_ have said is - "Actually, you might
> consider purchasing an iBook or other Apple laptop. They can run
> several Linux distributions, but I would suggest looking into OS X as a
> possible replacement, at least on that machine." I think it's sort of a
> "given" that the person is going to want to use Linux seeing as how this
> is on a Linux mailing list. Not to mention that the original message
> explicitly stated an intent to put Linux on the laptop, regardless of
> what the "default" OS for the hardware may be.
> Now, back to your crafty reply.
> - You can program in C and C++ in pretty much any OS.
> - Don't forget Debian (distro of the Gods) can also run on PPC (and 10
> other architectures)
> - Windows hasn't been on this machine for quite some time, thanks.
> - I don't think my mother would appreciate me trying to "go back to the
> hole I came from", considering she didn't much like the whole process of
> getting me OUT of that hole.
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