And I promise everyone else, I will get back to regular posting soon. Really.
But I want to thank the Linux community – especially the Ubuntu community for your support. The blog posts, the almost 400 emails I have received. The offers of free telephone support, help migrating my tools over, etc. It’s been remarkable.
And get this, Microsoft – none of these people has a tag of MVP (most vicious prick is my most recent experience with MVPs). They are people. Unrecognized people that don’t need titles or kudos or privileges to get them to help the community. They do it because they love the community.
I felt like that about Microsoft once. But Ray Ozzie hasn’t materialized. A “New” Microsoft hasn’t materialized. Bill Gates is off giving kids immunizations (and that BY FAR is the best use of my dollars to MS over the last decade have provided).
So this message is just to thank a community that is apparently very passionate. And helpful. And caring.
I’ll still be blogging about Ubuntu this week – in moderation. But I’ll also get back to bitching about my kids, talking about my screwed up experiences with my cable company (TIme-Warner) and generally complaining about whatever irritates me at the time.
It’s kind of funny that Ubuntu doesn’t have the word “bitching” in the default dictionary though. Why is that?