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Journal UbuntuDupe's Journal: Apology to Ubuntu forum 6

Many of you are familiar with my history with Ubuntu and the Ubuntu forums. What follows is an apology for my behavior on the Ubuntu forums.

I apologize for the rude way I treated users on the Ubuntu forums. I should not have told anyone that they "reached a new low" or characterized Ubuntu's adherence to its stated philosophy as "crap", or generally taken the tone that I did with the people who offered help, even if I felt the criticisms I made (of the respose, or of the technical merits of the Ubuntu software and instructions downloadable at the time) were valid. I understand that no one there is obligated to help me, and thus I should be appreciative of whatever help they provide.

This is not to say I have changed any opinion about the system and setup instructions that I criticized, just to say that I should not have made any of these crticisms, or responded to people in the Ubuntu forums, in the manner that I did two years ago.

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  • Well hell son (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Nimey ( 114278 ) on Monday March 31, 2008 @07:58PM (#22926488) Homepage Journal
    you may be growing up. Maybe you're not such a lackwit asshole after all.
  • Well said, UD. That closes the book on it as far as I'm concerned.

  • Nobody is perfect, and we all can lose our temper and say things we regret later.

    I can't count the number of times I've looked back at my behavior and had to apologize.

    I hope you go back (even if it's not to Ubuntu) and give Linux another chance on a perhaps non-essential PC. I'm messing around with Xubuntu 7.10 right now on an older book-sized PC and it's fascinating to tinker with.

    My summer project is a MythTV system for the living room.

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. -- James H. Boren