Goodness me. This thing is gathering a bigger head of steam than the 'Flying Scotsman...'
I wasn't fishing for sympathy last night; I just wanted y'all to know why I was taking the view I have done. I still think it's a storm in a teacup, but I have enough wisdom to know that matters will be decided one way or another, with or without my input.
@Condobloke:- Sorry for the perhaps offensive nature of some of my comments last night. I hope you didn't take them that way; maybe I should have kept out of things last night. I wasn't in the best frame of mind (not only pessimistic, but fatalistic, too; not a good combination !), and I sometimes let things slip that I greatly regret afterwards.
No hard feelings, I hope?
To sum things up, are we going to continue to be a sideshow for a (now) larger Windows Forum, or are we going to compete for the #1 position?
I don't quite follow you. What #1 position? The majority of desktop users still run Windows (of whatever flavour, for the simple reason its already there), and, although there are 100's of Linux distros, we're still only talking about a low percentage of the total desktop userbase. And as has been stated on many occasions, at the time when Lawrence started BC, computing basically meant using Windows. Linux usage was virtually negligible.....perhaps a tiny fraction of 1 %.
I rather feel BC will remain an essentially 'Windows' forum for the forseeable future. Admittedly, I still maintain that a far greater percentage of the smaller number of Linux users are rather more articulate, erudite, and somewhat more intelligent into the bargain.....
Thank you all for the wishes of speedy recovery. They are appreciated. Very much.
Time I gracefully bowed out, I think. For the time being.....and before I go and put my foot down my throat again..!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 06 March 2017 - 09:03 AM.