Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:00 UTC, submitted by Darkelve
Fedora Core The following letter was received from Eric S. Raymond, who has sent it to a number of Linux-related publications and mailing lists. It is presented verbatim. "After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable."
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by macisaac on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:11 UTC
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...don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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by sbergman27 on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:15 in reply to "ESR"
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*Do* let the door hit you on the way out. ;-)

ESR reminds me a lot of Norma Desmond from "Sunset Boulevard".

Edited 2007-02-21 17:16

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by John Blink on Wed 21st Feb 2007 20:59 in reply to "ESR"
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"...don't let the door hit you on the way out."

I love that!

Amateur go use a distro that holds your hands like Debian.


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by dStreSd on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 07:48 in reply to "ESR"
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It hurts knowing Raymond used Fedora Core...I'm slightly disgusted even...

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by chrish on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 13:58 in reply to "RE[2]: ESR"
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Maybe he's got things to do instead of screwing with his OS constantly? That's what drove me off Linux.

- chrish

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