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Old 03-18-2004, 03:28 PM   #31
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Oooo. I have a hellova chance then. There are 120 review (approx.) in the review section. Jeremy has 20, so thats 100. I have about a 1 in 50 chance in winning
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:24 PM   #32
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Who says Jeremy doesn't want to win the contest, hint hint.

J/K

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Old 03-18-2004, 04:35 PM   #33
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Old 03-18-2004, 04:57 PM   #34
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Nono. Thats not my point. Having more entreis in the reviews or HCL doesnt get you a better chance. I took away the 20 because it is ONE person that has 20. That means only ONE person gets put in the run for putting in 20 reviews. That means only about 100 people have a chance.

Then its a double, so divide by two, 1:50 chance in winning. And you dont even have to buy a ticket
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:09 PM   #35
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Nono. Thats not my point. Having more entreis in the reviews or HCL doesnt get you a better chance. I took away the 20 because it is ONE person that has 20. That means only ONE person gets put in the run for putting in 20 reviews. That means only about 100 people have a chance.

Then its a double, so divide by two, 1:50 chance in winning. And you dont even have to buy a ticket
Well you should also knock off another 11 total Reviews off the tally as that will better your odds as I have submitted that many myself. But unfortnately I'm still eligible to win..
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:31 PM   #36
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Hehe. I think this is all a ploy by jeremy to get more things in the HCL and Reviews section

And w00t. Another 10 gone, thats 90 now.

1:45 current odds

And then you dont even know if the people who did the reviews have thinsg in the HCL. Well, I highly doubt Ill win though, I have never ever won something in a drawing.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:34 PM   #37
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Hehe. I think this is all a ploy by jeremy to get more things in the HCL and Reviews section
Actually I'll admit it is a way to get more members active in submitting their hardware and reviews. It makes them aware that its there and most likley allows them to realize that even that one piece of hardware that they submit might help 100 or so people, knowing that its either worth their time in trying to get it to work with linux or not, etc.

I think contests like this to get something back for work you put in is an excellent way to not only build up a database that is only giving back to the community, but a way for those to enjoy a little something with little effort they put in. Cause its not like Jeremy is making money off their entries or anything...

Cheers.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:38 PM   #38
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Yeah, I know Its a good thing to have thses contests.

Its a good way for Vm to promote its product, its a good way for jeremy to promote the HCL and Reviews section It works out good for everybody!

EDIT: and if it works out as planned, it could work out good for me too

Last edited by Pauli; 03-18-2004 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:45 PM   #39
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There now I have the first and only review of THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO Linux Second Edition making me elegible. Btw Jeremy do you think there's any chance I could get VMware to work on Mac OS X if I should win since it like Linux is a *nix? Also Jeremy could you please change it's product page so the, complete, and to in the book's title are caps like they're supposed to be and if you please take that last line of my description out about xfree86? The last line is definitely wrong as confirmed by visiting Caldera's hardware compatibility web site for OpenLinux 2.3. Also you should add spell check to the reviews and hcl section of LinuxQuestions.org.

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Old 03-18-2004, 11:08 PM   #40
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Last sentence removed (I left the caps, looking at the Amazon entry it should be fine as is). As for VMWare working on MacOS I have no idea - you may want to contact VMWare.

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Old 03-19-2004, 10:16 AM   #41
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Anyway, this place ROCKS. I'm glad I went on an entry spree a month or two or three ago. I just entered everything that I had and knew worked with linux, not that hard, not too time consuming, then something along these lines comes along, and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy, I suppose... But anyway, 1:90 for me, and I like those odds. Really it's 1:45 because there are two winners. So those with 1:45 really have 2:45, because it's two winners. Is my math making sense to anyone other than me?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:45 PM   #42
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how to post a review

I need help here. I feel kind of stupid for submitting this question but...

How do I post a new distribution review? (Since there is no new thread or new product button.)

By the way, Iím using Opera 7.23.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:09 PM   #43
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Go the the review section, I will do an example with Debian.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/reviews/showcat.php?cat=5

Go to that link.

In the top right, there is a "new product" button.

Remember that in the review section, you ahve to be in one of the sub forums to post a new product. You cannot make a new part (aka in the Debian, Arch, Caos, Slackware etc...) section. If you have a disto which does not have a section, go to the "other" section for distos.

Jeremy said before, that if there are three products for a disto, it becomes a new sub-forum.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:06 PM   #44
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Just a reminder - there's not too much time left to get your reviews/HCL entries in!

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Old 03-29-2004, 03:07 AM   #45
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Unhappy I can't see it

Pauli,

Thanks for your reply but I didn't see any new product button in there as I see it in HCL for example. Maybe it's because I'm still a newbie in LinuxQuestions.org, I don't think so, but I don't know...

I can upload a screenshot if it helps. What else can I do?

Where is What I did

I reconstruct the link using the new product button at the HCL section as a reference. I submitted my review, and then after the page loads the new product button was there, just like in the HCL section. And yes I was logged all the time... Isn't it weird?

I use the following URL to add my review:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...uct.php?cat=13

I also try with Mozilla and get the same results. Jeremy, maybe you could take a look at this issue.

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