Re: [Evolution] Can't save pictures; Can't forward pictures

On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 17:05 -0500, timothy covell wrote:
My turn to rant, then =). You, I, and almost all users of Evolution are
not customers. Get that word out of your head and you'll see things in
Linux much more clearly.

That is exactly what Microsoft said. "Don't use Linux because they don't
provide *customer* support."   Linus Torvalds et al do an excellent job
of keeping a STABLE kernel available.  The desktop side of things has no
such equivalent who cares about a consistently stable user experience.
Linux was really great for me for about 10 years, but the latest
versions of Fedora (core) and others seem to assume that people like
using broken software (KDE4) or severely limit my system to make it user
friendly (e.g. remove root access). 

Well don't use Fedora then - it's purpose is to be an experimental
cutting edge distro that ultimately supplies stable, well tested
components into the commercial RedHat products.  Consequently sometimes
it breaks and sometimes they get it wrong.  If you want stability and
are willing to pay for support, then use RHEL.  If you don't want to
fork out cash, then use one of the community EL respins like CentOS.

Personally I use Fedora on my own desktops and CentOS on my users
desktops and all the servers - I like living dangerously (and also I
like all the pretty eye candy :-) ), whereas the users really do prefer
stability and not having their desktop re-installed every 6 months.

It's all about choice - something that is severely lacking in the MS /
Apple world.


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