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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...
Originally posted by Thymox 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..
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?
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.