[Wiltshire] Library Presentation

Dianne Reuby pramclub at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 08:23:46 UTC 2009

This was on the Ubuntu-UK mailing list, and although it refers to launch
parties, I did wonder if it's something that we have to overcome for LUG
meetings and events such as the one at the library on Saturday.

> Why are Linux people so "territorial"??
> Any attempts I make in Somerset to organise a release party for
> something like Ubuntu gets folks saying "can't be doing with that -
> Debian's the only decent distro" or "Sorry, that's one of those Debian
> derivitives isn't it?  apt-get reallys gets to me... give me Red Hat
> and yum any day".  Or "the secret to life, the universe and everything
> is SuSE" (they think late that, honest!)
> We should surely be celebrating every Linux release, rather than
> forming into "camps" -- but it does seem that people get very tied to
> their own particular favourite distro.
> Probably why my local LUG has died a death...
> Sean


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