[oclug] Mandrake 8.2 FYI
ste at jmrconsulting.com
Mon Mar 18 19:36:05 EST 2002
>Or better still, wait a couple of weeks and, if you can afford to, buy
>it. Many Free/OSS projects need our money as well as our advocacy if
>they are to survive. Mandrake in particular is asking its users to buy
>their box distro and/or join the Mandrake Club. Among the popular
>distros, Mandrake has been very committed to making their own projects --
>such as DiskDrake -- Free/OSS; they also employ developers to contribute
>to the KDE project. And they need to pay the rent, as do we all.
Just be careful. I bought the "Linux-Mandrake 7.2 Complete" boxed set by
Macmillan Software. The box set did come with some extra software (software
that I could download for free anyways), but the install was horribly
disabled. They had removed expert mode for installation (which is in the
download version, there by bypassing some steps I would need to do inorder to
get my system to work the way I wanted to the first time round) and it was a
lot more fussy than the downloaded images.
They want you to buy the professional edition, for twice the price to have
the expert mode install.
Just my experience.
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