[CentOS] OT - Windows slowdown?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jul 18 16:10:24 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 17:19 +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Rainer Duffner wrote:
> > Guy Boisvert schrieb:
> >><snip>

> > This list is not too busy - it's still a bearable volume. But I admit 
> > I don't read everything.
> ><snip empty lines and sig stuff>

> I actually got kicked off a local Linux list for asking something 
> similar, had some issues with a MS Exchange server (which is more an 
> STMP / IP transport problem than MS specific) and some ppl on the list 
> decided I should be kicked off for it.
> On the other side of the coin, MS wanted to charge me close to $100 
> /hour for support. Go figure.

Well, I guess it shows that the "capital" of personal time, attention
and expertise is also valuable to those who have it. And they don't want
to waste it on severely OT stuff. So they naturally have negative
reactions of varying strength that depends on many things.

I would suggest, without casting any stones at specific folks, that
those who habitually waste this "capital" (by ignoring requested
courtesies like staying sort of on-topic) are just plain inconsiderate.
If you pay $, that is different.



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