Saturday Morning Humor: How to get Free Linux Tech Support

Need some free and quick tech support for your Linux-based operating system? Then just follow these hilarious words of wisdom sampled from an old IRC conversation I stumbled upon this morning.

< dm > I discovered that you’d never get an answer to a problem from Linux Gurus by asking. You have to troll in order for someone to help you with a Linux problem.

< dm > For example, I didn’t know how to find files by contents and the man pages were way too confusing. What did I do? I knew from experience that if I just asked, I’d be told to read the man pages even though it was too hard for me.

< dm > Instead, I did what works. Trolling. By stating that Linux sucked because it was so hard to find a file compared to Windows, I got every self-described Linux Guru around the world coming to my aid. They gave me examples after examples of different ways to do it. All this in order to prove to everyone that Linux was better.

< dm > brings a tear to my eye… :’) so true..

< dm > So if you’re starting out Linux, I advise you to use the same method as I did to get help. Start the sentence with “Linux is gay because it can’t do XXX like Windows can”. You will have PhDs running to tell you how to solve your problems.

[Via Bash.org]

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10 Responses to Saturday Morning Humor: How to get Free Linux Tech Support

  1. If you ask about what you don't understand in the man pages. You will get answers! Actually, if you just state your question such that it shows you actually spent sometime time trying to figure out your problems BEFORE come to the forums/IRC, I'll try to help you. But if you come into IRC and say, "waahhh LINUX is soooooo hard." or "my wifi doesn't work, linux sucks" I'm going to send you a link to the man pages or http://lmgtfy.com/ or to microsoft.com.

  2. If you ask about what you don't understand in the man pages. You will get answers! Actually, if you just state your question such that it shows you actually spent sometime time trying to figure out your problems BEFORE come to the forums/IRC, I'll try to help you. But if you come into IRC and say, "waahhh LINUX is soooooo hard." or "my wifi doesn't work, linux sucks" I'm going to send you a link to the man pages or http://lmgtfy.com/ or to microsoft.com.

  3. This attitude from fellow Linux users is completely stupid and retarded. C'mon, we are supposed to be on the same side. We always show off about Linux doing what Windows doesn't. Why not helping someone who is a beginner?

  4. This attitude from fellow Linux users is completely stupid and retarded. C’mon, we are supposed to be on the same side. We always show off about Linux doing what Windows doesn’t. Why not helping someone who is a beginner?

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