[CLUG-chat] Upcoming CLUG Talk: What can CLUG do for you?

Jonathan Hitchcock vhata at clug.org.za
Fri Aug 7 09:38:18 SAST 2009


Hi,

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 9:05 AM, A.J. Venter<aj at outkastsolutions.co.za> wrote:
> Now we always recommend the generic one that suits everybody some of
> the time - but really isn't trying to be what you specifically need
> most of the time (for any given "you")... not even Microsoft does
> that, there's a reason they have up to six different editions of
> windows (and those are still far too generic).

Microsoft does it *purely* so that they can charge extra to remove
arbitrary restrictions on the damped-down version:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001283.html


> When somebody starts showing interest in exploring others we
> don't encourage and advise them anymore - if you leave the Ubuntu
> nest, you're on your own in dragon country...

That is patently false.


> We used to do the computer fair but I agree with the
> poster who said it's an expensive waste of time now - but why is SULUG
> planning for SFD while CLUG is ignoring it ?

We're not ignoring it, the committee has been discussing what to do
for it, and this thread is one of the outcomes of that discussion.


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