[oclug] Way to lose a customer
Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Mon Jan 26 17:39:29 EST 2004
On Monday, January 26, 2004, at 05:32 PM, Rod Giffin wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 14:34, Shad Young wrote:
>> I fail to understand how they can release a distro that destroys
>> drives then have the audacity to blame the manufacturer of the drive
>> their (MDK's) lack of knowledge. If all distros broke the drives, I
>> say blame the drive co. But AFIAK only 9.2 has the problem, so IMO the
>> blame for it rests on their feet. Everybody else knows how to get
>> the issue.
> That misrepresents the issue somewhat. Other distributions were not in
> the same phase of the development/release cycle that Mandrake was when
> the bug was discovered, and so had the time to side step it. SuSE for
> instance, apparently also had the same problem, only they had time to
> fix it before already having burnt hundreds of thousands of CD's before
> discovering - not Mandrake's but, but LG's bug. Mandrake sent several
> news and message items regarding this issue, and a kernel fix is
Where? Please (sincerely) send me a link...
It's kernel related not the installer?
> Mostly, it was unfortunate that the bug was discovered late in the
> release of a distribution.
If I had downloaded it in the first couple of weeks before the issue
then fine.... But Why oh Why is the CURRENTLY AVAILABLE download STILL
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