you move my thread, then lock it when i unknowingly broke the rules of the forum that it was moved to. just think how an average PC user would feel, since they are intimidated by technical forums in general.
i have contributed minor code to the Linux kernel in the past, so i am not an idiot when it comes to Linux. the general attitude that i continue to get from the Linux community is insular, egotistical and patronising. you will not attract any more users with this attitude, and this is making me want to abandon it in general. my efforts, and those of people that are really clever, are wasted when the Linux community continues to follow this path. ](*,)
i thought that Ubuntu was one of the attempts to attract the average user to move to Linux and open source solutions. it worked for a while. i guess i was totally wrong, and this is my fault. you obviously want a quaint little country club for experienced Linux users, instead of trying to show the average PC user a better way. i will continue to suggest open source software, but i am done with trying to move people to an open source OS.
whatever. lock or delete this thread too, since you are not interested in hearing anything negative about Ubuntu in a forum about testimonials and experiences. keep patting each other on the back and ignoring the larger base of PC users. i will just tell these PC users that it is not worth the trouble. i can already predict the response to this thread, all you experienced Linux users will just tell me, 'good riddance, Linux is for expert users'. fine.
maybe i will try again when the open source community is ready to be more welcoming to average users, if that ever happens.