Richard Creighton wrote:
Balderdash! Are you saying that because he is
experienced and that he
has other distros or OS's on his system that he can't write an objective
he can't say "I don't recommand this for a beginner, because a
beginner won't have 4 linuxes on his machine.
I *never* make an upgrade, and this with any distro (I tried many,
specially mandrake or debian for years) because there are always a lot
and if he wants to upgrade his system from an older version
instead of doing a 'fresh install', does that
make his review less
of course. this makes he's computer very special (as any of os,
probably). This make a valuable *personal* experience, but nothing
that can be reproduced
Few people I know want to erase months or years of
configuration effort by the equivilent of FORMAT C:
format c: in linux???
just to get a 'fresh
keep you home as I do and use a new partition for new linux... and
things go mostly good
I have communicated with many from around the world that
simply wanted to upgrade from 10.2 to 10.3 and the
miserably. Why should that not be reported if it is a fact?
the problem is that is this review, one have to *guess* what tha
insist that the only VALID test of an operating system
or distro like
10.3 is to wipe your disk and start fresh in order to avoid problems is
ludercrous and utterly unrealistic.
but this is true for any linux I ever could use... too many things
change from one distro to an other (you can't either upgrade from xp
to vista or windows 2000 to xp)
collective heads in the sand and saying '...but he
is a power user on a
special machine' and ignoring what he had to say.
I know of users able to go to a car trash and build a marvelous car
from there, it's not what most people do.
the author expereience is good, but he have visibly no experience of
* use known starting point, always the same, completely described
* apply object of this system
* do it again with any object you want to compare
cases, Yast, is not very intuitive and that also is a
what mean 'intuitive'??? in most if not all the cases, intuitive mean
"acostumed with". Last saturday I had to debug kubuntu and mandriva 8
on friends computers, and I can say they interface is very unintuitive
for me. Ihopenit become intuitive for regular users (but it was not
for my friends neither...)
It is a
dammed good program, but that doesn't mean it is
perfect and can't stand
Real life dictates that most installs will be upgrades
most people uses preinstalled computers and Linux (any linux) will
always have problems until preinstalled... the reporter said also that
yast is very good as keeping account of other os on the disk, this is
the most important
installs and tests that ignore that fact are
themselves deficient. So,
if as you say, he did an upgrade, (which I didn't read from his report
but might have missed)
no, he didn't saif that. One had to guess from he's reports
can write your own review. Be sure and complain about
the loss of all
your favorite programs and settings and the amount of time it takes to
relocate the programs and set them up again from scratch.
? I did this two weeks ago. from yast this costed me one afternoon
(use to be one week for W) when I don't want to loose any setting I
simply don't change distro :-))
*should* read his review because it is not written
from one of the
lemmings, but from someone actually spending a bit of time and trouble
evaluating the competition.
it's a valuable personal but very badly reported experience.
for example, how do you want to compare things not knowing what
coputer he used? here what I did when buying my new laptop next week
with this I could report.
and I'm also a beta tester...
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