jeanmichel at sequans.com
Fri Jan 13 05:34:01 EST 2012
Ben Finney wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> writes:
>> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:50:13 -0800, alex23 wrote:
>>> Tamer Higazi <th9... at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> So, instead of making yourself continuously headache for an
>>>> outdated OS I advise [...]
>>> Please don't recommend people use another OS when they ask an
>>> explicit question about a particular OS. It just makes you come
>>> across as a zealot.
>> Why is it that only Linux and Mac users are accused of being
>> "zealots"? If I ask how to install (say) MYOB or Photoshop on Linux,
>> and people tell me that I will have to use Windows if I want to easily
>> run that software, I don't accuse them of being a zealot.
> Giving a recommendation for a different OS is not zealotry.
> Even if it were expressed passionately (and I don't think this case
> qualifies), a recommendation of software on its merits is still not
> When someone starts being extremely emotional, or even militant, it
> might be appropriate to break out the “zealot” label. Short of that,
> it's an attempt to slur someone enthusiastically giving advice.
Recommending an OS to solve one python package installation is zealotry.
At least, advise to use a virtual machine software to try it out, there
are some VM softwares for free working with windows.
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