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Re: [SLE] The future of Mandrake as we knew it. Switch to SuSE.
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 16:50:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50604050850p6ee84feds8b168eda6a6c1d3e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 05/04/06, SOTL <sotl155360@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 April 2006 09:03 am, nicola .:kOoLiNuS:. losito wrote:
> > Il giorno mar, 04/04/2006 alle 21.22 -0700, kai ha scritto:
> > > By the way, not to take this too off-topic, but I just got the April
> > > Linux-Magazine Pro and it includes the DVD for Mandriva One. They had
> > > shipped Mandriva 2005 in the middle of last year.
> > >
> > > I'll take it for a spin, as it is live.
> >
> > you'll find a distro much more "unpolished" than SUSE actually is ...
> >
> Consider most such disks are made from downloading and modifying slightly
> public available distributions.
> For example I purchased a SuSE book that had SuSE10.0 in it. What I found was
> that the included disk contained a version of SuSE10.0 that was neither the
> OpenSuSE 10.0 version or the official SuSE 10.0 version but a modified
> version that would not up date by either OpenSuSE of official SuSE as it had
> been modified...
> Considering this what I suspect you have is this type of distribution.
> Now realize that Mandriva does not post it's latest version openly only a beta
> version. The current version is only available if you pay a yearly
> subscription fee equal to the fee that SuSE charge for a box set in which you
> get the books and the disks.
> Also consider, Mandrake before the merger was not noted for the quality of its
> software; apparently the could never manage to get over about 95% operating
> at any one time as on updates breakage was just about equal to fixes. As far
> as I can figure Mandrake 10.1 was the last usable distribution developed. The
> later versions appear to have nothing but file updates of the 10.1.
> Another point, is that there was a lot of discontent on the Mandriva BB; that
> is there was up-until a few months ago. Since then traffic has halved.
> My personal opinion of this is !@#$%^&* followed by a clinking sound of trash
> hitting the bottom of the circular bin.

Hmmm, I have to say that from what I have heard, the great majority of
Linux users in the UK are very happy with the distro's that come with
the Linux oriented magazines. I've used many and usually don't have
any problems with them updating etc. I've also got a few different
SuSE versions that have come with books. Two from the 'Bible' series,
both of which update perfectly. Perhaps I have been lucky?
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Xmas may be over but, PLEASE DON'T drink and drive you'll make it to
the next one that way.

Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

Cheslyn Hay

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