Heaven forbid! I have to vent!

Alex Snow alex_snow at gmx.net
Sun Nov 30 20:03:30 EST 2003

well everyone's system is differrent so having someone tell you what 
to install and how to configure it probably won't work.
I have two systems here running the exact same version of slackware 
and both are configured differently do to hardware, disk space, 
memory, etc.
Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 07:00:03PM -0500, Jes and guide dog Harley wrote:
> Hi all.
> Subject says everything. Someone whom I know personally has been on this list before, and he got Slackware Linux installed not two
> days ago. But guess what? Darn it, he took Linux off again for about the third time I've seen him do it, and he's reinstalling
> from scratch based on some recommendations, or, dictations from someone whom seems to me to be giving him a bunch of crap and
> telling him what he can and can't load on his heaven forsaken system and telling him what he should and shouldn't enable and
> disable. I respect the fact that this newbie is trying to get some help, and I respect that the other Linux user is giving him his
> recommendations but, who's decision is it anyway? Further more, I ask, why would anybody let someone else tell them what he
> should, or shouldn't load on to his system? I asked him this same question, and he said oh, this guy's not telling me what I can
> and can't do with it, he's helping me install it the way he himself would have done it...Ok, so I'm like, buddy, this is your! y!
> o! u! r! system! not his! Install it the way you want the blasted thing installed and leave anyone else but yourself out of the
> picture! Let the software packages and everything be your decision! It ticks me off to see him doing this when common sense should
> tell him otherwise. Oh well, Some people just aren't made for Linux I guess. IF you have any thoughts or whatever feel free to
> write me privately at jesman598 at triad.rr.com
> I just had to get this off my chest. Thanks. Jes.
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