Yeah, you're right...everyone who is involved in linux should just get out and abandoned the whole darn thing...who needs linux, anyway...If everyone who is involved in developing linux distros can't invest all their time and get nothing in return, how DARE they be involved in it?
Maybe they should not invest all their time; that is an idea. If you can't buy food for your family and pay your bills because you invest all your time into something that is supposed to be free, back off a little bit, take a breath.
Well, that's your way if thinking, it would seem...i am out of posting on this thread...you've got pretty weird ideas my friend...good luck to you...hope you get better...
There is no malady to get over; I have no need to get better.
Also, if you are using the ubuntu based version of mint...better remove it and burn any isos you have of it...By the way, in case you haven't notice...clem gets donations from users here and also runs ads on the forums to generate revenue, so how come you are even hanging out here and using THIS distro???
I have not and would never encourage anyone not to donate money out of a desire to reward someone for an endeavor they feel deserves that. You mention this help forum and ads as an example of why I shouldn't be here if I feel like I do. But, the thing is, a forum is not an operating system that I voluntarily install on my computer.
This forum doesn't integrate into the programs I choose to install and feed me ads that are impossible to prevent. It doesn't collect information on me and sell it to multiple organizations in order to put money in the bank. It doesn't track my activities, as far as I know, and report that information to data sharing corporations for a fee.
Have you used Ubuntu lately? Do you know what I am talking about? You can open many open source software programs that Ubuntu did not create and Canonical has modified these programs to bombard you with ads.
I don't want to open Banshee or VLC or Gimp and have ads badgering me within those programs. Maybe you would consider that appropriate but, many do not and are showing it with their feet heading out the door.
You do realize that many of the people fleeing Ubuntu are coming to Mint, correct? Why, because Mint isn't tricking them and using them as revenue sources. Canonical made 30 million dollars in 2009 and no telling how much in each year thereafter due to their wholesale switch to advertising and spam.