Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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Thom on Linux
by Bringbackanonposting on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:26 UTC
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2005-11-16

Congrats Thom. Stick with it. It may help to know there are many that have made the switch and survived. I switched over in 2003/2004 after 8 years of playing around. I can't go back to MS or Apple products, they now frustrate me. I do have a Win7 session in Vbox to solve any issues / test software etc when the need arises but this only happens maybe once a week. There is great satisfaction in saying to friends and family when they ask for help: "sorry, I don't do Windows".

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RE: Thom on Linux
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:39 in reply to "Thom on Linux"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

There is great satisfaction in saying to friends and family when they ask for help: "sorry, I don't do Windows".


Euh, how is that supposed to feel satisfying? I love my friends and family, and gladly help them with whatever problems - computer-related or otherwise - they might have.

I'm sorry, but that just sounds... Egoistic to me.

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RE[2]: Thom on Linux
by darknexus on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:53 in reply to "RE: Thom on Linux"
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2008-07-15

I wouldn't say satisfying necessarily, but if you've got a family like mine who mostly run Windows and don't listen to a fracking thing you tell them about viruses and computer safety, and they call up repeatedly asking for help from the same problems over and over and over again when if they'd just listened they wouldn't be having those problems in the first place... well, it's not satisfying so much as it can be a relief to tell them to go somewhere else if they won't listen. One of them finally got a Mac, and I'm not getting calls from that one over and over again anymore apart from the occasional how to question which is fine. I don't mind helping out, but if it gets to the point where you feel like a broken record, sometimes there's a breaking point and you just don't want to deal with it anymore. For now, Mac and Linux at least provide a break for those willing to use them--a break for them, and for me.

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RE[2]: Thom on Linux
by DeadFishMan on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:55 in reply to "RE: Thom on Linux"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

"There is great satisfaction in saying to friends and family when they ask for help: "sorry, I don't do Windows".


Euh, how is that supposed to feel satisfying? I love my friends and family, and gladly help them with whatever problems - computer-related or otherwise - they might have.

I'm sorry, but that just sounds... Egoistic to me.
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Well... It gets tiring after the first 1500 times they call you with the same old, same old problems.

It gets a little better when they're willing to pay for your services but most relatives simply think that you enjoy spending hours fixing their computers for nothing only to come back few weeks later.

I used to be just like you not too long ago but these days I mostly respond saying that I don't know anything about computers at all and avoid having to explain what Linux is, etc.

Selfish much? ^_^

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RE: Thom on Linux
by google_ninja on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:54 in reply to "Thom on Linux"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I really love the whole capital-s-Switch crowd. I sort of take pride in that I have Switched operating systems at least 6 times now in a big way, and am planning on Switching again in another month or so.

I take great satisfaction in being able to solve problems on most of the operating systems that have been in use during the period I've been alive, and a few from before then.

Edited 2010-03-01 22:55 UTC

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