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Re: [linrad] Real Linux Users

    Hi Doc,

You are cutting to the bone. I am glad that my doubts were not totally 
any grounds. It even approaches "PC" , it seems.
It appears that it is not a "real" Linux user issue though as I thought 
it was.

73 Rein, W6/PA0ZN

Colburn wrote:

>> My question was and is : What is wrong with the Mandrake distribution?
>> I have noticed a certain underlying resistance towards Mandrake. 73 
>> Rein W6/PA0ZN
> In addition to the aforementioned GPL and stability issues, financial 
> uncertainty and foreign relationships have been two points of concern 
> for some.
> Rumors persist in the Linux world that Mandrake is at risk of failure 
> as a company.  I have no way to validate the accuracy of those 
> concerns but given the number of failures over the past couple of 
> years it gives some  a moment of pause ... Progeny and Stormix come to 
> mind just now.
> For some the base of operations for Mandrake in France also gives 
> pause.  The French government is given to wild swings in policy, can 
> be highly invasive in both domestic and foreign endeavors, and now 
> with the looming patent fiasco in the EU community one cannot predict 
> what might come of companies lacking a solid financial cushion if hit 
> with huge royalty charges.
> My view is that about any Linux distro that handles your 
> Linrad-necessary hardware will be fine, regardless of national origin, 
> or other non-technical element.
> 73, doc kd4e