SPAM: [TAG] Using Broadcom Wifi with Linux
jimregan at o2.ie
Tue Nov 23 23:54:39 MSK 2004
Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 02:13:37PM -0500, Tom Brown wrote:
>>Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
>>>If you don't want to do what you say you need to do, that's a personal
>>>problem having nothing to do with Linux. Grousing about Linux in _this_
>>>forum, particularly if that grousing is based on unwillingness to exert
>>>yourself a little, will not get you much in a way of sympathy -
>>>especially after people have extended themselves to help you. Being
>>>insulting to the people who have given you the result of their efforts
>>>and asked for nothing except your recognition and respect will get you a
>>>lot less than sympathy.
>>First, my apologies for making it seem like I was criticizing you guys.
>>That was not my intention, although on re-reading what I said, it sure
>>looked like it. My comment was really aimed at Linux itself out of sheer
>>frustration. When it works, it's as easy as Windows, but just try to get
>>that last piece of hardware to work, and you could be in for trouble.
>>Did I say easy as Windows? Huh? Well, I recently introduced my
>>11-year-old son to Linux (the hard way: his machine died, and now he has
>>to borrow mine). He says he likes it better than Windows XP. Of course,
>>he has me for his Sys Admin, so that may count for something.
> FWIW (WIPNM), I had assumed that Tom meant distributors when he said
> "people supporting linux", not people like the ones on the list.
> I don't mean to offend anyone either, but I've been seeing more than
> usual of that sort of traffic lately on TAG (by which I mean responses
> which seem a bit overreactive); is it possible that our collective skins
> are thinning a bit too much lately?
I can only speak for myself... so, no :)
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