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Re: Booting Debian/testing fails



On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 08:40:02PM -0500, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 04:45:35PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:40:24PM -0500, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 10:04:00AM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 11:13:50AM -0500, Terrence Brannon wrote:
> > > > I'm curious. I've thought back over this thread and can't recall
> > > > (without digging through the archives) what happened here that might
> > > > have provoked this sort of response. 
> > > > 
> > > > I do recall that there was not a lot of good detailed information from
> > > > OP on the problem, but maybe I missed it. What are we, as a community
> > > > of trying-to-be-helpful users, doing to cause this reaction? It seems
> > > > to be happening more and more, though maybe I'm new enough to not see
> > > > the pattern properly. Clearly this guy is upset, frustrated, but to
> > > > block out the list that's supposed to be trying to help is
> > > > disturbing. 
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > I think that some of the problem may be a function of becoming, dare I
> > > say it, main stream?  It used to be, people would just do windows since
> > > to them it was the only OS and it came with the box (so why change).
> > > Now people, for a variety of reasons (macs change archetecture, problems
> > > with constantly paying for new MS stuff, whatever), people who before
> > > wouldn't consider a *N*X are doing so.  And they're not prepared.  
> > 
> > so in other words... its a good thing! 
> > 
> 
> Yes.  It tells us that our documentation isn't up to their needs.
> 

well yes, but I meant in terms of "we've got new users <ding>"

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