titianmom wrote:But the mis-info about the forums not liking newbie questions too much is a scream....
You haven't been to too many other Linux forums, I take it...
You have no idea...LOL. I've been to all of 'em. True, newbies don't always get an answer. I am often ignored...but I figure its because:
A. the info is already out there and I just need to look again
B. People don't have the ans to my question. Period. So why respond
C. The people who know the most have given up trying to fix the world's problems. Honestly, we expect a lot from
the experts--they are doing this for free, after all. You'd have to pay out the wazoo if you tried to get the same help
from a company.
I take risks, that's why I run Linux. (Not really a risk; just not afraid to take a plunge, you know?) So far, the risks have been well worth it.
Today I was out and about, met a lady watching a soap on her tiny laptop and I mentioned I was shopping for another laptop to replace my very aged two Thinkpads.
She responded (rather smuggl,y I might add) that she doesn't do PCs/Windows. She uses "Mac". (And yes, her nose was pointed a bit upward).
I just smiled and said, "I don't use Windows, either. Macs are nice; they're built on Unix after all. But I hate proprietary anything....I like
She responds with a confused look, "Proprietary?"
"You know, controlled...forced to pay for *everything" and you can only have access to their stuff. "Cha-ching? I use Linux. I like to be free."
(I was thinking "Free" as in control over my own machine, without pop-ups trying to get me to buy their stuff, have my drive optimized, etc...)
She says, "Oh".
I have to confess, I was a bit smug back at her, to my shame.
I actually like Macs to some degree; at least they're pretty easy to figure out and I can poke around in a terminal window. We have an iMac
that my daughter has to have for college. I went to their Applesauce store to gaze at the many apps they offer, some for free, lots for $$,
and sadly there was only one App I cared for out of all of it! iBook Author. And its free.
That was the *only* thing that even prompted me to look into putting ML OS on my Thinkpad I'm buying. But I figure I'll just use Storybook