Originally posted by Mike Blick
Strange, must be an issue with the version that comes with Mandrake not getting buddylists.
Or it could be another of many "issues" that come with Mandrake itself. :-)
Hey I started with Mandrake, but all of the weird, hard-to-track-down, this-shouldn't-be-happening problems disappeared once I switched to Slack. Coincidence? I think not. I do encourage first time linux users to start with Mandrake, though, without suggesting that they later move to another distro. For a first linux experience for a non-clueful user, you can't beat it.