I'm completely new on this forum, except for contributing in one case, nonetheless, I'm overwhelmed with feeling I could only describe as being in limbo between fear and irritation. Except Mint Daryna which I have on both my laptop and desktop PC, I have a minimalized XP installation on my laptop (need it because of a single business application - doesn't work with wine) and also have a minimalized Ubuntu on one partition (just a few apps). I'm completely satisfied with every aspect of Linux Mint, and found absolutely no reason to complain or ask for help. That is why I have it on both my machines and cary the *.iso file around on my USB stick (to share if anyone...)
I'm also registered on Ubuntuforums and the Serbian Ubuntu Forum. What bothers me that I got the feeling that on the Serbian Ubuntu Forum it is allowed to mention Windows but only if it's subjected to a joke/bashing that I personally don't even find to be funny anymore. I got that strange feeling like I'm in a military training camp where we are the good guys and the other ones are the bad guys, and that's including... Just about everyone else. In the so called off-topic/chat section/forum, mention windows or MS for that matter and ask a question or at least avoid to say anything really bad about the company or their product, and either the subject is immediately locked or someone else will say something that will invoke the lock.
I don't have that feeling here or on other Linux related forums, or people hide that hatred very well. I must be wrong, but I do have to ask a question and please let me read at least one reasonable answer to it before the subject gets locked to avoid further problems: Is it necesary to hate someone else to be able to belong to a community that shares a common thing? Do I have to hate MS to be a "good" Linux user? I hope not... I really do, because if "yes" is the answer, then I will rather go back to be an ignorant MS product user. They don't seem to be sharing that (at least for me) energy wasting and at least very strongly pronunced "issue" with the alternative free software existence... In any case I will continue using Linux because I found it to suit me better than Windows, but not because I have problems with MS. If Linux keeps in the direction it seems to be heading, MS will surely have big problems in the near future selling their product, but not because it's not good, but because there is a wide choice of better solutions. Please feel free to comment within already accepted forum rules. I will have absolutely no hard feelings if this topic gets a lock, but then, I am afraid, I will have to take that as a yes I was wishing not to hear, and unfortunately will have to live without Linux forums because I already see that "Humanity to Others" is actually very picky about who "others" might be. English is not my native tongue and please don't take my gramatical and spelling errors against me.
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