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Is it good practice tempting winguys on other forums
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:59:34 PM »
 

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Hi forum.
First off - I love this distro, and using it in everyday use on my laptop.
So I'm also active in other forums - not neccesary using same username - where some forums is mostly for discussing hardware. So - because of this, I pretty often stumbles over forum threads where OP obviously have some windows specific issue. Eg. they ask if it's neccesary to reinstall OS, and thread starte never specify what OS he ment and get some answer regarding Windows (this is just one of many examples).
In that I tend to answer - but I also follows up telling that wouldn't be an issue if the OS = Linux (or similar, depending of OP's question and the information he share to that forum).
I kind of start wondering - does it help (make more people looking to Linux world) or does such additional comments probably irritates forum people? What do you think?
May I be not-so-nice when people want help with their windows - and I ending up telling them it wouldn't be an issue if they was using Linux?
May the win-only-guys just think of me as a pain-in-the-ass dude that just think he is so much better, but isn't ?
On the other hand - I can never really know what the thread starter want to do (make some interrest of Linux or not). Sometimes thread starter obvious isn't capable to solve computer issues at all, no matter what OS he uses and he will obviously never acually install any OS for himself, so I get that and normally won't try to answer those when it's obvious that the only thing that really help is to reinstall everything (or as a nice guy, I just advice them to go to a computer workshop and pay for any repair job).
I won't let an old, but fully functional computer die just because some company tell me that they won't make no more security updates to their OS. Thanks Linux :)
 


Re: Is it good practice tempting winguys on other forums
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 01:59:23 AM »
 

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Some people will get annoyed at suggestions that another OS might be better than what they're using, others may welcome the suggestions, especially if they're fed up with current issues they're having.
And the majority probably don't understand the differences between what they have now that isn't working properly and the possibilities that are out there.
Some hardcore fans of an OS can be annoying because they believe what they use is better and everyone else should use it as well, so they continuously say so every chance they get.
And that goes for all OS's, I've seen irritating, continuous suggestions that their OS of choice is better from users of many different OS's.
If someone I know is having troubles with a Windows PC, occasionally I'll suggest they boot into a live Linux DVD or USB & see if the problem goes away.
Though I find one usually has to be somewhat tactful when suggesting this, some people are scared to death of making any changes to their computers as it's what they've been told since day one, not to do this, not to try that, not to attempt something else etc. etc...
 

Re: Is it good practice tempting winguys on other forums
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 11:54:15 AM »
 

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Some hardcore fans of an OS can be annoying because they believe what they use is better and everyone else should use it as well, so they continuously say so every chance they get.
And that is excactly how I do not want to appear to other in forums, despite my mention about alternative OS.
I won't let an old, but fully functional computer die just because some company tell me that they won't make no more security updates to their OS. Thanks Linux :)
 


 


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