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Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?

On 15:16 Wed 07 Nov     , Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2007, at 2:24 PM, John Masters wrote:
>> On 13:15 Tue 06 Nov     , Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
>>> Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
>>> add missing categories:
>> <big big snip>
>> Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
>> same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
>> unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
>> antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
> Sheesh... sort by thread, delete key.  Not difficult...
Not the point. Why rehash stuff that has been over and over.

>> There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
>> Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and eliminate
>> this totally superfluous 'poll'.
> You might have mentioned that it's called "popularity-contest" and can be 
> found via your favorite package manager.  :-)
I thought everybody would know what it is called seeing as it is offered
as an option on install.

> Picture yourself standing in a big room with a hundred people all having 
> different conversations... imaging yelling at the top of your lungs "I'm 
> tired of hearing that group over there talking about that! I'M LEAVING!"
> Think anyone would, a) care?, b) not think you were insane?
> That's pretty much the equivalent of what most "I'm leaving the list" 
> messages amount to.  No one cares, we all just shake our heads and say, 
> "There goes a very troubled person."

Do not presume to psychoanalyse me. I see the Debian Users list as an
invaluable source of information and advice, to which I attempt in my
own small way to contribute. Posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software/hardware/distro inevitably invite flame wars which
fill my inbox with dross.

Regards, John

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