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Re: new to debian have questions

On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 10:23:31AM -0400, Brian Nelson wrote:
> That said, I tend to be highly suspicious of anyone that posts email to 
> this list with a MS mail client.  It's one thing for a newbie that's 
> having installation trouble with Debian, but it likely shows ignorance 
> for a so-called experienced Linux user.  You would be hard-pressed to 
> find another person on this list that thought MS mail products are 
> superior to Unix ones.

Why would you be suspicious?  I happen to like Outlook, and
for the most part I think it's a good product.  If you don't
like it, don't use it.  Why does it show "ignorance for a so-
called experienced Linux user"?  Because I like it?  Because
I think it's a better client than [mutt|Pine|other MUA here]?
If you consider someone ignorant because of the mail client
they use, you jump to conclusions way too quick.

If I were a "newbie" posting to the list with Outlook/OE,
spitting HTML messages everywhere, with screwed up line breaks,
etc. etc. I might understand why I was flamed for using Outlook.
I *do*, however, take the time to configure my mail clients to
avoid such crap.

> Joost is one of the most knowledgable people on this list, and you 
> basically said he was wrong.  I thought that was pretty ignorant, and 
> not surprising from someone who used MS products.  With your reply, you 
> just proved my point nicely.

I'm not sure how I said he was wrong.  I try not to be like
some people and be so quick to judge others, especially when
it's WRT something as stupid as what mail client one prefers.

FWIW, Joost does seem rather knowledgeable, AFAICT from his
list posts anyways.  What if he decided to switch mail clients?
Would you suddenly flame him in the same way and call him
ignorant also?


Jeremy L. Gaddis     <jlgaddis@blueriver.net>

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