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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RE: Thom on Linux
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:39 UTC 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"
darknexus Member since:
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[3]: Thom on Linux
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom on Linux"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Put them on a limited account. It works wonders.

If they bitch then tell them they can buy a mac mini as an alternative.

Don't let your relatives turn you into their own personal support tech.

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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[3]: Thom on Linux
by Riba on Mon 1st Mar 2010 23:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom on Linux"
Riba Member since:
2006-02-12

Completely agree on this. They made us he monsters we are.
It has became so bad for me that I even say to my boss that I don't know anything about computers, and I am in IT business. He doesn't seem to care as long as I have a pulse and don't smell too bad he's fine.

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