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Re: Debian Newbie need help - belated thank you to all

On Sun, 03 Apr 2011 14:06:52 -0400 (EDT), p3qwestra@hushmail.com wrote:
> I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to say thank you to all of 
> you who offered some guidance - pressure of obligations in may 
> areas cut into my time somewhat. I have decided to give Debian a 
> miss yet again. I really is a bit too cumbersome. I am not new to 
> computing with over 30 years experience. A lot of that was as a 
> system support programmer on large mainframes, programming in HEX 
> and Assembler, so heaven help an absolute beginner.
> I've got Fedora doing what I need for now and use Puppy 4 to rescue 
> family and friends who have managed to mess up Windows.  I still 
> think that all distros ought to take a leaf from Puppy's book and 
> give the graphics options on the setup screen. Puppy, so far, 
> manages to identify both card and monitor capabilities correctly.

I never saw your original post; so I didn't know what you were talking
about at first.  "Thank you"s are so rare that I went back and read
your original post.  As someone else has noted, your subject line was
terrible.  Put yourself in the shoes of someone who has a full time
job doing something else.  He monitors the list because he wants to
help people.  But he doesn't have the time to read hundreds of e-mails
per day.  What I do is scan the subject lines and only read posts about
topics that I think I know something about.  "Newbie needs help" contains
no information at all about the problem you are trying to solve.  So
I skipped over it.  Even so, you did get a request for your Xorg.0.log
file, which is what I would have asked for too.  And as far as I can
tell, you never posted it.  You give up too easily.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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