Fedora 12 is out!

Christopher Browne cbbrowne-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 17 20:38:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 3:22 PM, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> | From: S P Arif Sahari Wibowo <arifsaha-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>
> | Fedora 12 is released!
> Thanks.
> I don't understand why so many people think that it is worthwhile
> disliking Fedora.  It seems to be a mild form of the hatred many of us
> have for MS Windows.  Are we on this list just too tribal?

I was thinking a little bit about "tribalism" in other contexts
recently, and arrived at the conclusion that people in every place in
every context are pretty "tribal" in terms of adhering loyally to the
values of their respective tribes.

Personally, I don't care a whole lot about the Fedora 12 release, as I
don't use elder releases and am not too likely to use newer ones,
however, there's a certain bit of "tribal consonance" that I'm happy
enough to congratulate the "Fedora tribe" at achieving a new release.
Good for them...

> BTW, I am annoyed at MS Windows.  Today's reason is that I find it
> very difficult to get scanner software working for my father's HP
> Scanjet 4600.  It used to work but some kind of bitrot has set in (if
> I knew what kind, I could perhaps fix it). If only HP would document
> the scanner interface so that it could be supported in Linux.  Why do
> I blame Windows?  Because that ecosystem is full of fire and forget
> products.

I thought it was the government that would effectively fire people and
then forget to actually terminate them...  Maybe I'm taking the wrong
connotation to that ;-).

More seriously, I'll take a very slight bit of exception:  I don't
think the problem you observe is caused by Windows(tm); it's just an
effect that will tend to frequently occur in the same "lowest common
denominator" set of systems that happen, most often, to be running
Bill's OS.
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