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Old 02-18-2004, 06:16 AM   #1
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gripe


I went to about 4 copmuter stores yesterday trying to get a copy of Fedora Core 1, as I am on dial up and cant hog the phone line for that long.

The dissapointing thing is that not one of them new what the crap I was talking about. No wonder MS has such a domination of the market, computer professionals dont even know what linux is.

The only distrubution I cound find was SUSE and SLACKWARE in a newsagency.

I hope this trend changes !!!!

annoyed
-JAX
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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Fedora is not retail. Its mainly and only downloaded from the internet.

PS. Moved to General as this is not a Success Story.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:35 AM   #3
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I wonder how one could make the hole world happy . If one distro does not provide isos to download, as Suse, everybody complains. In another hand, if another distribution only provides isos, everybody seems to complain as well . No matter how many options, how many distributions there is and how many ways to get one, freely or not, peoples are unhappy . Well, you comparison Windows Vs Linux in the market is unfair, unless you can download Windows (*legally and freely) as you can do with Linux . As trickykid stated, Fedora is not retail, you might find places on the net which sells CD's for a very few bucks though...
 
Old 02-18-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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I wonder how one could make the hole world happy .
The hole world?!?!? What about the peg world?!?!?



(sorry)
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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What bugs me is that often the high-street retailers do not sell up-to-date versions. I recently went into a computer shop in Plymouth (UK) and there were selling RH 7.3. How silly is that?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:32 PM   #6
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Yikes - that is nasty, Thymox

On a lighter note: Linux Format mag (www.linuxformat.co.uk) had Fedora as a cover disk. If it's not a mag you can get in Australia, you could contact them and ask about being sent a back issue.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:18 PM   #7
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What bugs me is that often the high-street retailers do not sell up-to-date versions. I recently went into a computer shop in Plymouth (UK) and there were selling RH 7.3. How silly is that?
Well, you have to think, majority of the time I'm sure when you see that its because they had to buy from Redhat or another vendor for X amount of dollars and its going to do them no good to throw it out cause newer versions are available as then they would lose money themselves, etc. I'm sure some don't even buy newer versions until the old in stock is sold out.

I guess another thing to call this is poor management as they shouldn't have bought so many and were probably overstocked..

Cheers.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:30 PM   #8
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Clearly the efficient distro of Linux could improve a tad, and I really have nothing to ad to the above comments, I did buy CDs for my Red Hat 7.2, but not in a computer store (Barnes and Noble) and it was only $10. But as long as the thread is gripe, I don't wanna start a new thread to ask this: why were root kits ever created? Isn't it ludicrous to ever need a root kit to re acquire root access to your own box? And while I'm at it, why are people still stupid enough to open attachments to e-mails that aren't expected or familiar?

Last edited by witeshark; 02-18-2004 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:32 PM   #9
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Umm...they were created for ub3r-l337 skr1pt k1dd13s \/\/]-[0 \/\/4|\|7 70 ]-[@><0r j00!!!!1 7h3y 0wnz0rz j00, d00d!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:36 PM   #10
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Drew, I understand the reason behind it, it just bugs me. I agree that they should have dome a little more digging and perhaps not bought so many copies in the first place, but if someone went into these stores and bought an old distro only to find it doesn't work with their newer hardware then it is a bad reflection on Linux as a whole to them.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #11
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The hole world?!?!? What about the peg world?!?!?



(sorry)
lol ghehe
 
Old 02-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #12
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Doz spy-ware?How else can we explain the fact that M$ have almost instantly been able to find the code downloading people when the RIAA takes weeks and months to track down down loaders?
 
  


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