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Re: [linrad] Real Linux Users
- Subject: Re: [linrad] Real Linux Users
- From: "Rein A. Smit" <rein0zn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 20:08:09 -0800
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
73 Rein, W6/PA0ZN
My question was and is : What is wrong with the Mandrake distribution?
I have noticed a certain underlying resistance towards Mandrake. 73
In addition to the aforementioned GPL and stability issues, financial
uncertainty and foreign relationships have been two points of concern
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