[Mageia-discuss] Thoughts on an install

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Wed Jun 8 13:28:36 CEST 2011

On Wednesday 08 Jun 2011 04:21 my mailbox was graced by a message from 
Wolfgang Bornath who wrote:

> >> Maybe we should think less of what the prog owners do, and more on
> >> whether or not the users want/need the prog ?

> > +1

> Good, tell that to the owners.
> Sometimes I think that some users are like little kids. They see it,
> they want it, and they don't care about anything else.
> What do you say to a kid asking for that yellow bike which belongs to
> another kid?

Slightly different: what do you tell the kid who has been using his own yellow 
bike for years, and suddenly cannot use it ?

For many years now, when people asked my advice on which OS to use, my reply 
was "what software do you need to use, and what OS does it run under ?"; then 
told them to use that OS, whatever it was (Yes, even MS Windows  ;-3) and I do 
the same for my personal use: if a distro does not run the prog I need, that I 
am used to, etc. I will not use that distro.

I have been using the Qcad drafting prog on a regular basis for many years 
now; last week I installed Mageia1, had no major problem, then found there was 
no Qcad and that was that, I went back to Mandriva.

I do not see the point of learning the complexities and vagaries of a new 
drafting prog when the one I know is available on another distro that runs 
without problem (for now), just for the sake of "being a Mageia user".
               Gogoniant i'r Tad ac i'r Mab ac i'r Ysbryd Glan
                  megis yr oedd yn y dechrau y mae'r awr hon
                  ac y bydd yn wastad yn oes oesoedd. Amen. 
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