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Comment: Re:An Unfortunate Reality (Score 1) 1347

by clbell (#15161058) Attached to: Linux Snobs, The Real Barriers to Entry
I've attempted to switch to Linux (or at least learn to use) several times. I've tried Slackware and then Mandrake (now Mandriva). In all cases, I have attempted to ask questions in forums and met with unfriendly people unwilling to help beyond telling me to RTFM. A couple of years ago my interest was sparked after reading about OS X. I had never owned a Mac and had not used one since lower school many years ago. So I started hanging out in some Mac specific forums. I found the people there to be incredibly friendly and willing to help others with problems. There is no such thing as a dumb question in most Mac forums. They are also the first ones to admit faults with Apple hardware and software. Anyway, it was a good impression and I am now the happy owner of a MacBook Pro.

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