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Re: Re: Moving cygwin discussions to Usenet? (e.g., alt.os.cygwin)
- From: Lisi <lists at shemeshdirectory dot co dot il>
- To: Thomas Mellman <tmellman at web dot de>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 20:58:17 +0200
- Subject: Re: Re: Moving cygwin discussions to Usenet? (e.g., alt.os.cygwin)
That's the point of a cygwin-unix list, questions can be either about
cygwin or unix and still be relevant.
Yes, your question made me wonder if it wouldn't be nice to have a
cygwin-unix-questions mailing list, but then it occurred to me that then
we'd have endless and indignant discussions of whether something is cygwin
Also, a newbie list geared to people not yet weaned off Windows would
(hopefully!) not elicit unhelpful responses like "of course you're having
problems, you're still using Winblowz!" Yes, I know *nix is more stable,
reliable, and more powerful, that's why I'm learning! But it's just not
practical for many people to chuck everything they have and start over,
especially when sharing a computer with someone not very inclined to change.
One additional advantage to a Cygwin-unix-newbie list is that since, as
Raphael pointed out, "Cygwin is no *nix but a posix implementation to win"
certain questions may not be answered the same way as they might on a Unix
Anyway, until such a list is created, I'll just stick with Mark's
suggestion of prefacing every subject header with a newbie alert, and
hopefully keep peace on the list!! :)
Thanks for all the input,
The current method of "survival of the fittest" seems to work best - if
you can pose your question in an interesting manner, it'll get attention,
whether it's a unix question or not. People scan the available threads
for one that interests them and skip over ones that seem boring.
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