Re: [OT] Ubuntu vs Debian forums (was recompiling the kernel with a different version name)
Andrew M.A. Cater put forth on 4/11/2010 6:54 PM:
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 08:58:59AM -0400, Rob Owens wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 07:56:10AM +0100, Lisi wrote:
>>> On Saturday 10 April 2010 22:12:04 Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>> On 10 April 2010 00:42, Stan Hoeppner <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> But you do understand that desktop users _don't_ want to learn about
>>>> their OS, correct?
This is a mis-quote above. Just making clear that the above statement was
not made by me, but by Dotan Cohen:
Dotan Cohen put forth on 4/10/2010 4:12 PM:
> On 10 April 2010 00:42, Stan Hoeppner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Stephen Powell put forth on 4/8/2010 9:38 PM:
>>> For some reason, this well-known proverb is going through my head:
>>> Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
>>> Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
>>> I'd rather learn to fish.
>> This is exactly the reason I chose Debian 10 years ago when I was looking
>> for my first Linux distro. I told a friend I wanted a server distro that
>> wasn't going to spoon feed me, but make me learn something about Linux.
>> Casey, a seasoned Debian sysadmin, recommended I download the Debian net
>> install floppies and do my first install from the mirrors, only a compact
>> base install, and to install everything else I needed by hand with apt.
>> That was Potato with a 2.2 kernel.
>> I only use Linux for non-GUI servers. I don't use desktop Linux. All my
>> admin'ing requires knuckle busting. ;) And I like it that way.
> But you do understand that desktop users _don't_ want to learn about
> their OS, correct? They want the computer to be as transparent as
> possible in their workflow.