Re: Ubuntu with AMD64 Support
Filippo Carone wrote:
* Daniel James (firstname.lastname@example.org) ha scritto:
upwards. Providing high quality end-user support for that product is
just a physical impossibility, even for a company the size of
imho Microsoft lacks community
I don't think so.
The Microsoft Community(tm) differs from the FOSS-community, though.
FOSS people will write docs, test betas, send patches, maintain projects
and so forth.
MS's community has 10% of what I would call "helpers". These 10% of MS
users are proficient in hardware, software, and MS Windows. They are the
guys the nonproficient users use to call, when they "got some new
hardware and it doesn't work". Or whenever their Windows b0xen behaves
Microsoft profits greatly from these "helpers", since they give support
for their own flawed software FOR FREE. Remember, Microsoft seeks
profit, and these guys work for them for free.
I used to be a "helper", and within my family I still am. It's just too
hard to tell dad "No, I won't fix MS's shit, go open a support call".
But I deny help with MS products to almost everybody else. I offer them
to solve their problem by switching to Debian, however :)