[Ilugc] Re: ILUC Meet on Saturday

Shashwath T.R. trshash84 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 18:01:01 IST 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 5:23 PM, ம. ஸ்ரீ ராமதாஸ்|Sri Ramadoss M
<amachu at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Isn't there a lesson in it? What a "User" expect is some one who sits
> and explains the way he has to use the software or a proper answer.
> not answers like google yourself first.. its there you take it..
> and proprietary people do not do that..

No, they don't do that...

What usually happens with proprietary software is that they put out a
lot of marketing material and a manual that nobody reads, the damn
thing doesn't perform to expectations,there's a helpless help line,
and people end up asking their neighbourhood geek anyway. The only
difference is the price placebo - after paying so much (or
alternatively, pirating it and feeling satisfied about *not* paying so
much), you feel that it's so much better than something that's free...

Of course, there are exceptions to that rule (some of Apple's
software, for example - damn easy to understand, if nothing else), but
I find that to be the most common scenario.


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