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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 without
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