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Old 10-01-2001, 01:24 PM   #1
Steve_Taylor
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Exclamation You Have To See This!!!!


I was surfing around the net last night and i found this review on Linux Mandrake 8.1 so i went to have a look, what i saw was the poorest Review ever!! this guy has obviously has not got a clue what he is talking about!

quoted for the the *review*

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Sadly, not even being able to install Linux is just the first of my many complaints. A brief perusal of the features of Linux Mandrake reveals that Linux is sorely lacking many crucial productivity applications. For example, why isn't the industry standard web browser, Internet Explorer, included with Linux?
http://www.adequacy.org/?op=displays.../30/83943/2736

also read the comments after its quite funny

they think that they can sue somone for looking at there servers http responce throught telnet!
 
Old 10-01-2001, 03:05 PM   #2
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Good Call , Man that guy is TOTALLY clueless. I spent the last 45 minutes reading that review and some of the replies it received. I still can't believe it was a real review versus something you'd see on "The Onion" or www.segfault.org. It is just amazing! And the guy with the MCSE all high and mighty , what a jerk.

Thanks for queueing me to the post. Have a great day.
 
Old 10-01-2001, 04:13 PM   #3
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msce is a joke... but it's a joke that looks good on a resume - kinda like "team player"

i read the article - it was pretty hilarious, if you happen to find massive ignorance funny.
 
Old 10-02-2001, 01:43 AM   #4
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i stopped reading that crap after they couldn't spell Linus Torvalds correctly, calling him Linux Torvalds... knowing they know nothing of Linux.
 
Old 10-02-2001, 02:02 AM   #5
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they just dont have a clue! that guy is gonna get so much hassel over this its gonna be funny!!
 
Old 10-02-2001, 03:59 AM   #6
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Hilarious.

Steve, thanks for sharing it with us.
 
Old 10-04-2001, 05:38 AM   #7
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Straight from the horses mouth...

Here's an e-mail reply from the guy who wrote the article...

"This is a stock reply to everyone who emailed me regarding my Linux
Mandrake 8.1 review on Adequacy.org.

I have received a number of emails about that article, some pleasant, some
not so pleasant. Considering the important role the Linux community has to
play in supporting, advocating and developing the kernel and associated
applications, the community has done itself no favours. I have received a
number of flames, "mailbombs" and death threats from angered Linux users -
these actions do nothing to enhance the credibility of Linux or Free/open
source software in general.

To those of you who sent a point-by-point rebuttal to my article (I
received many of these, all virtually identical but mostly well
intentioned): if you were to spend as much time developing software as
you do sending moaning emails to people, perhaps your kernel/OS/etc
wouldn't be quite so poor.

Frankly, I am sick of hearing the word "Linux" now. I still believe that
my review was fair, objective and mostly factually correct. However, after
seeing the reaction of the "community" to my article, I will do a real
hatchet job on Linux when (not if) I am next asked to write on the
subject.

Thanks,

Tarquin (IAT)"

LOL! I expect that somebody might do a hatchet job on him!!
 
Old 10-04-2001, 07:36 AM   #8
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I wonder how old he is.
 
Old 10-04-2001, 04:22 PM   #9
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I just got done reading a potion of that review and some replies, so here is my two cents.

I am a firm believer that everyone should have the right to have and express their own opinion, so long as others are not harmed in the process. It is sad when people form opinions based on absolutely no real facts or hard data, or worse, personal bias.

After reading his article, he sounds like he has a grudge against Linux to begin with. If that is the case, how could he have made a good, unbiased review? he couldn't, which is to bad. But that does NOT mean that those sending nasty notes and threats to him have suddenly been given the right to do so.

Now I am just a gal who got into Linux about a year ago. I am not truly a hacker, but I feel that after using almost every one of MS Windows and Linux that Linux had more of what I was looking for. But I went into it with no judgement against anything. I though Windows was the best originally. And I think even still I could write an unbiased review of both products.

I think that anyone who sent this man, whether we agree with him or not, a nasty or threatening letter should send one apologizing for it.

We are the Linux community. We represent to the world what Linux is and its people. We are supposed to have integrity and honesty. We are supposed to value freedom and have a good moral standing. We are the fighters of the computer age.

Most of us got into this originally because we liked freedom of choice. Does this mean we should now diss anyone who does not see our point of view? Does anyone really think these letters help us or our cause? No, they hurt us.. quite a bit.

I am going to write him a letter apologizing on behalf of the Linux community for those letters he has gotten. I think anyone who agrees with me should as well.

People sometimes make rash moves out of anger, but we must remember that he is not really hurting anyone with his review. He is only hurting himself. His review is not shared by most, so does anyone really think it is going to be truly detrimental to the Linux community? I would venture to guess the answer is no.

My dad told me when I was young that anyone can do anything, but it takes a tall man (well in my, girl) to admit when you are wrong. I truely beleive that. Lets do the right thing, and say we are sorry.

Blessed be,
Steph

Last edited by Stephanie; 10-04-2001 at 04:33 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2001, 04:43 AM   #10
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Ahh it's the little things that makes it so great...

....Linux is Shareware ....

"Linux Mandrake is just the latest in a long line of quirkily christened versions of Linux. Previous versions of Linux have been named Red Hat, Slack Ware, Storm and Coral"
What a prat. What a total moron.... CorEl wasn't ever good enough to be called Linux!
 
Old 10-05-2001, 02:46 PM   #11
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i pity and feel sorry for people who talk before they think....
 
Old 10-05-2001, 09:49 PM   #12
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What a joke? Why bother reviewing something when you have a biased, and not done your homework.

With what I have encountered with XP, I really think might be an opportunity for Linux to rise. That is if we can get people to quit reading "poop" that is so far out of proportion. Bad thing is the average user does not know the difference, and won't by reading that crap.
 
Old 10-10-2001, 11:55 AM   #13
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I agree, linux will definately get more notice and attention when XP is released. I know many friends and co-workers already asking me many quetions about Linux and why I like it so. I have told them that if they stick with Windows, use no more than 2K. T sucks, and 98 / ME is far gamers.
 
Old 10-10-2001, 03:48 PM   #14
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the things this guy has written are so ridiculously over the top that it is obvious that he made them all up, he probably has some kind of financial interest in microsoft or a grudge against a script kiddie who troubled him at some point. ignore him and he'll go away.
 
Old 10-10-2001, 04:00 PM   #15
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Originally posted by gcombe74
With what I have encountered with XP, I really think might be an opportunity for Linux to rise. ... Bad thing is the average user does not know the difference, and won't by reading that crap.
...yeah... i got my hands on an early copy of xp a month or so ago, and at first i was grudgingly impressed... i couldn't manage to crash it. however, after a bit more use, and several driver loading failures, the hassle is quickly surpassing anything i experienced early on when i was learning linux... it's not harder to figure out, it's just impossible to fix correctly.
 
  


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