Re: Switching distros from Red Hat to Mandrake
From: Michael W. Cocke (cocke_at_catherders.com)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 07:37:26 -0400
On 12 Oct 2003 17:12:11 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Daveman750) wrote:
>I am fairly new to Linux and am considering switching distros from Red
>Hat to Mandrake because Red Hat seems too geared towards serious
>corporate Linux users, not newbies who are trying Linux more out of
>curiousity than anything. I hear that Mandrake is basically the
>distro geared most toward newbies. First, is this the case, and
>secondly, is there an easy way to set up Mandrake on a computer w/ Red
>hat installed, i.e. without losing everything on my Linux partition?
I don't have anything bad to say about Mandrake THE SOFTWARE.
Mandrake THE COMANY is useless. Give them a credit card number and an
order - and they don't ship, don't answer your emails... for months.
I emailed them every 2 days for 2 months. Never received an answer.
1.5 months after I cancelled the order, they tried to ship and bill.
The reason they bill themselves as the distro for newbies is that you
can't depend on them for business. I did like the distro, but why
spend the money when the company will probably be gone inside a year?
No one THAT incompetent can stay in business. Gods, even Microsoft
answers your mail.
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