Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 13th Jul 2010 08:09 UTC, submitted by zegenie
OSNews, Generic OSes Spotify has made a (Qt-based, but with extra gnome-support package) Linux client available for download. The client is available only to premium subscribers - reported to be because they haven't found a reliable way to show ads yet. It also doesn't support local file playback yet, but then this port was built "during hack days and late nights".
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RE[2]: Qt not QT
by lubod on Tue 13th Jul 2010 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Qt not QT"
lubod
Member since:
2009-02-02

Me too!

I'd like Linux to succeed, but it has a few people who would rather say "ignorant n00b, RTFM!" than more helpful people.

This is why Ubuntu is making waves, kernel hackers!

NOT because they do kernel hacking, BUT because helping newbies (of which I'm no longer one) without insults is a declared institutional goal.

Neither PR nor technology wins alone. You need BOTH. QED.

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RE[3]: Qt not QT
by sorpigal on Tue 13th Jul 2010 12:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Qt not QT"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

If you can't be bothered to take two minutes to do a google search and inform yourself about something you could easily learn without pestering me and instead decide to ask meaningless questions because you're too lazy to ask better ones, then you get little sympathy from me.

This isn't "Linux people are unfriendly," this is "I don't like having my time wasted any more than you do." Don't assume that the time and attention of people doing support for free is somehow worth less than your time and attention; in fact, it's probably worth more since you are the one in need of their expertise! A little courtesy goes a long way. Spend your time first, my time only when necessary.

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RE[4]: Qt not QT
by B. Janssen on Tue 13th Jul 2010 13:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Qt not QT"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

This isn't "Linux people are unfriendly," this is "I don't like having my time wasted any more than you do." Don't assume that the time and attention of people doing support for free is somehow worth less than your time and attention; in fact, it's probably worth more since you are the one in need of their expertise! A little courtesy goes a long way. Spend your time first, my time only when necessary.


Yet you take the time to berate the newbie? That's a stupid notion.

I'm pretty active in the German volunteer support scene and if I think a question is a waste of my time I simply ignore it. The above posters are not complaining that they don't get answers, they complain that they get unhelpful responses full of vitriol.

Edited 2010-07-13 13:27 UTC

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