I was told I shouldn't make such comments about other projects since I am the lead developer of Bodhi Linux.
I was reminded by several, that yes I was wrong to want to use a root file manager to access my data.
I was told I shouldn't post "hyper-sensitive rants" about things I disagree with.
It was suggested that using a root file manager to browse a dieing hard drive equated to cutting a stick of butter with a chainsaw.
And of course I was reminded that the people offering the jeers in the #Fedora channel are volunteers offering their services free of charge.
All valid points in some sense I am sure. At any rate I’d like to thank everyone that takes the time to read my (some times emotionally charged and written on little sleep) posts. I’d also like to say you are not required to read them. I don’t plan to stop writing about technology topics I feel need to be addressed any time soon (no matter whose feathers I may ruffle in the process). It is nothing personal. This is simply a personal blog - not an official form of anything by any means.
I would also like to extend an extra thank you to the few Fedora community members that commented to apologize for the harshness of the IRC channel.
At the end of the day folks remember - computers are just a tool. A tool we sometimes simply want to “just work”. Until the Linux community as a whole wakes up and realizes this as a whole (I know more than a few already have) we will continue to remain simply a no-name operating system in the desktop market. But again, this is just my opinion on things. If anyone is crazy enough to take my words as truth - that is their fault.