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Re: Fedora Core 5 on vmware?

On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 14:57 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> On 4/27/06, David-Paul Niner <dpniner dpniner name> wrote:
> > The "Have you Googled?" response is really, really getting old.
> >
> > It's entirely possible to search Google for an answer using what would
> > seem like sensible keywords and not find any useful information.  Argue
> > all you want, it happens.
> >
> > Also--don't make assumptions about the poster's circumstances when they
> > post a message.  You have no idea about whether or not the gentleman's
> > manager is standing over his shoulder demanding an answer to the
> > question.
> >
> Why?  Have you tried Red Hat/Fedora Core's search engine? Google is by
> far the better alternative.

Don't misunderstand me -- Google is a fantastic search engine.  But it
can't manufacture information.   If someone has been thoughtful enough
to post an article, then great.   Then again, there are also those
"corner cases" that the typical sys/net admin user won't encounter.

> > In short--don't make the list look bad.  No one is so important that
> > they can't afford to be bothered by a slightly less than ideal message
> > post!
> >
> The poster was not sent away empty handed. The information he
> requested was provided.

Fair enough.

> > This is purely my opinion--so feel free to criticize--but one of the
> > worst documents ever written was post that "How Not To Ask Stupid
> > Questions" (or something to that effect--my apologies if the name isn't
> > precise); don't blindly buy into everything in that piece of crap.
> >
> > Very Sincerely,
> > David-Paul Niner
> >
> [snip]
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