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Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction)



On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 08:35:15AM +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> > Outside of high academia & the publishing industry, that amount of 
> > precision doesn't really matter.
> 
> Outside of high academia & the publishing industry, most people don't
> care how ugly their printed documents look. They accept what they are
> used to accept. When they are told about LaTeX, they fear the effort
> that might  be involved in getting used to create documents in a
> different way and don't take the time to have a closer look. They also
> don't take the time to even ponder about the possibility that LaTeX's
> concept of separating structure, content and layout would boost their
> productivity in the long run or not. And they know that within their
> ranks they stick with the majority and thus can't be wrong.
> 
> In this way, talking to M$ word users about LaTeX is just about the same
> as talking to M$ O$ users about linux or debian. They might struggle
> with some of the shortcomings, but their pain is not big enough to leave
> the mainstream and to dare the move to another way of working.

If an M$ Word user has the skill to automatically generate a TOC from a
reasonably sized document, then I take my hat off to them. I have seen
the results of an unsuccessful attempt, unfortunately it was a team
report. :-(

There are a lot of maschoists out there. If I see someone manage to
successfully accomplish a risky task for Windows, like print a report,
with more than four pages, over a network I think they deserve a pat on
the back. No, some people thrive on that "Extreme Risk" factor and would
probably die of boredom running Linux. Me, I'm a lazy bastard, and my
body can't handle the stress of running Windows.

-- 
Chris.
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Don't forget to check that your /etc/apt/sources.lst entries point to 
etch and not testing, otherwise you may end up with a broken system once
etch goes stable.



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