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Old 12-02-2002, 03:01 AM   #1
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phat linux concerns


please be aware that there is a site called phatlinux.com, where people are asked for $25 for a cd containing phatlinux.

Support seems patchy and there are postings from people who have parted with cash only to receive nothing in return.
(Don't know what can be done (the penguin police??!)).

Also. the site boasts that Phat Linux works with Windows XP which it evidently does not (unless you're using FAT32).

Much confusion abounds......


 
Old 12-02-2002, 04:29 AM   #2
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I guess it's sorta like Lin4Win where you just install it to a directory within XP.What a useless concept
Thanks for the warning
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Old 12-02-2002, 05:58 AM   #3
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its a shame to hear phatlinux is going down hill. It was a great introduction to linux for me. used to be able to download it. Anyway its a shame this has happened
 
Old 12-02-2002, 06:25 AM   #4
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well it's certainly not a useless concept, it's a great way to try windows with doing the "scary" stuff like repartitioning. Sure the site looks really cheap and nasty, as does the installer software.

they are perfectly within thier rights to charge for the distro, everyone else does, and you can still download it from sourceforge.

and there's no reason it won't work under NTFS. just because linux doesn't support NTFS properly doesn't mean it won;t work if installed onto an NTFS partition.

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Anyway its a shame this has happened
It's a shame WHAT has happened???

Go phat! seems like a decent way to get into linux, certainly nicer than lindows / lycoris.

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Old 12-02-2002, 07:03 AM   #5
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There are also plenty of offerings from other distros. SuSE have the 'Live Eval' version that installs to a Windows partition - I think with a little time and patience you can successfully add various different parts of it so that it becomes a full distro rather than a taster. Mandrake used to offer the Mdk4Win - similar concept. ZipSlack does the same thing... there are loads. They do not say that for $25 you will get support, but that's where we step in It certainly is disagreeable that some should have parted with cash and have been supplied with nothing, but it is possibly a simple adminstration error, and you should never part with hard cash unless you have the product in your hands. I would say that this should be a lesson for those silly enough to send physical money rather than cheques or whatever, rather than that Phat are a bad company.

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Old 12-02-2002, 11:27 AM   #6
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i didn't intend to rubbish anyone,
merely to advise


i actuall quite like phat linux and (aside from pci modem woes)
have found it quite nice if a little limited, though I think RedHat is by far the better of the two!
 
Old 12-02-2002, 06:56 PM   #7
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thing is we're really not sure quite what you're "advising"? they can't write decent webpages but other than that...?
 
Old 12-03-2002, 01:19 AM   #8
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ok
next time i see unhappy people, some of which appear to have been ripped off, I'll keep my mouth shut and walk away
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:25 PM   #9
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phat linux concerns

Well its seems that I have been duped into the PhatLinux triangle also. I recently purchased that CD online that so called PhatLinux to get my self acclimated to Linux as a newbie ......And as of today have not received my CD that I purchased.

Ive sent an e-mail to support@phatlinux.com and also helpdesk@phatlinux.com and still to this date have not received any response. Im giving it three days , if theres no response ill just put a claim to my credit card company and resolve it that way. Kinda sad.I've heard good things about it for intro users/newbies other than a few device driver problems but thats not a problem. Ill keep you guys updated
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:04 PM   #10
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Unhappy Phat Linux

I wish I read your post,it's been 2 weeks 25.00 less and no way of getting incontact with these people,I like to try out different Linux dist.,does not look like im going to get to with Phat Linux.I feel ripped off,I wish I could download it somewhere. Paul
 
Old 01-16-2004, 02:07 PM   #11
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YAY

YAY!!!! My Apologies To the Phat Linux guys the CD came today YAY!!!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:54 PM   #12
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Well now you cant download Phat from sourceforge or anywhere else for that matter....
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:07 PM   #13
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Winlinux2003

This is similar to PhatLinux, I think. You can google for it and have a look. I believe they have an older version available there that you can download for free.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #14
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Re: phat linux concerns

Quote:
Originally posted by salparadise
please be aware that there is a site called phatlinux.com, where people are asked for $25 for a cd containing phatlinux.

Support seems patchy and there are postings from people who have parted with cash only to receive nothing in return.
(Don't know what can be done (the penguin police??!)).

Also. the site boasts that Phat Linux works with Windows XP which it evidently does not (unless you're using FAT32).

Much confusion abounds......



I'll second that - definitely!!!!

$25 down the drain, think I'll get redhat(lots of bundled games ) for that laptop i'm receiving, Redhat is one of the best right?, i've only tried it once - school lab project.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:53 AM   #15
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Re: Re: phat linux concerns

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Originally posted by q_dmc12
I'll second that - definitely!!!!

$25 down the drain, think I'll get redhat(lots of bundled games ) for that laptop i'm receiving, Redhat is one of the best right?, i've only tried it once - school lab project.
If you want RedHat, I would recommend Fedora Core, which replaced the home version of RedHat.

Or you might want to try Mandrake, or SuSE, or Debian, or ....
 
  


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