Another funny update?

Kevin Martin kevintm at
Thu Jun 17 15:39:32 UTC 2010

On 06/16/2010 07:51 PM, Craig White wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 19:27 -0400, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Kevin Martin <kevintm at>
>> wrote:
>>         This has nothing to do with "who broke what".  This has
>>         everything to do
>>         with attempting to make Fedora, and other Linux variants,
>>         mainstream
>>         enough for the common person to use.
>> Have you seen Taxi Driver? There's a reply where De Niro says "Do like
>> me." So people here can't think beyond their own view. They believe
>> "the druggist  from Toledo" should do like them.
>> Red Hat may be behaving like it's following Sun's road, Ubuntu and
>> Google might be reaping newcomers by the thousands, they don't give a
>> shit. They're the real ones and they'll be fighting until the last
>> stand.
>> It's no use to try to make them understand that a distro needs a user
>> base as wide as possible. Their only answer will be: if you like
>> Windows, why don't you use it?
>> I decided to lose as little time as possible discussing with these
>> people. It only adds noise to the discussion.
> ----
> seems to me that the comments above by both quoted parties is just
> noise.
> The only answer should and can only be if you think Sun, Ubuntu, Google
> or Microsoft software better suits your needs, you should use it.
> Craig
The comments made by me in particular are not that one is better than
the other, just that some parts of the others are done better than what
is going on here (as is always true with everything).  That being said,
if Linux is ever to be mainstream than it needs to be able to adapt and
"steal" those things that are better and incorporate them to expand the
user base.


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