bobcollard wrote:Sorry about the Gender mistake, Robin is used in both. Are you expecting a growth spurt or just aging to catch up with you, (Curious)
No problem, I get mistaken for a girl all the time. It doesn't really help that I'm tiny, have shoulder-length hair, and one of those names that goes either way (like Pat, Chris, etc). The doctors tell me that I'll just start growing again eventually on my own if I choose not to have the "hurry-it-up" treatments, but the longer it is before I start growing again, the smaller I'll be when it's over. Not really an issue for me.
bobcollard wrote: Either way your thoughts about Ubuntu are right on the money and until people realize the harm it is doing it will continue.
It's really only "harmful" for people who just blindly install the latest version, accept all
of the updates and don't take time to test things like sound, connectivity, printer function, etc along the way. In a distro that bills itself as "beginner friendly," they should
be able to blindly install, accept all updates and go, as foolhardy as that sounds to the rest of us. A newbie will do what s/he always did in Windows or Mac, the only thing s/he knows to do.
Y'know, sometimes updates actually fix
stuff instead of breaking it, lol. So I would tell a newbie, "If everything works in a fresh install, accept only security updates. If a couple of things don't work in a fresh install, take all the updates and see if that fixes things."
If people take their time and make sure things work as they go (play a song to make sure the sound works, scan a picture, print a document, open the browser and connect, etc) it'd be easier. I can't really blame a newbie for doing the only thing they know to do, but when we introduce people to Linux (especially non-geeky people like me) we should encourage them to test everything as they go.