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Re: [SLUG] Stupid Question about the backspace key!
- To: Del <del@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Stupid Question about the backspace key!
- From: Tony Green <tgreen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue May 29 09:40:02 2001
- Cc: Matt Allen <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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* This one time, at band camp, Del said:
> Matt Allen wrote:
> > Some people just dont know when to shutup.
> > Seriously, change distros casue the BACKSPACE KEY doesnt work?!?! (which it actually does)
> > Thats the stupidest thing ive ever heard.
> > Its people like this that give linux a bad name.
> Hear hear.
> The question was a legitimate one, about a key combination which can be
> solved by any number of methods. It wasn't a question about Linux
Maybe the question wasn't about distro - but it does point out the flakey
way that some distro's handle packages and post install config etc.
People end up blaming 'Linux' in general in being hard to configure etc -
when in fact its down to a specific distro's package management etc.
Jeff's point is valid in that Debian does (as far as I have always seen)
make sure that things like this don't happen. If a user is finding that
his distro is letting him down on this sort of problem, maybe he would
like to know that there is an alternative that does work.
I would think that people releasing distro's and package's that
effectively don't work (surely backspace functionality is a prereq for a
fully functioning package) if far worse for Linux's reputation.
I certainly disagree that its the 'stupidest thing I've ever heard'....
you obviously don't work in support ;-)
Yeah - us Deb zealots can be a ranting lot - but I don't think this is
one of those instances. You may not agree with Jeff's point - but its
still a valid one.
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