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1 • Good work! (by Kenneth on 2003-06-23 01:52:52 GMT) |
Distrowatch Weekly has continued to improve as each week goes by. I'm happy to see that you include topics dicussed in the past week's comments and address those issues in the week after's column. Keep those columns coming. :)
2 • Appreciate the time you put in (by Mark Lee at 2003-06-23 09:32:22 GMT)
Distrowatch is one of the first sites I check each day. I really appreciate the time you take to "Check it all out" so I don't have to.
Easily worth the donation I made last year.
3 • ELX (by Michael Valentine at 2003-06-23 14:40:57 GMT)
Very good comment on ELX Linux. They would have been better served to remain silent.
4 • Freedom of speech (by Leo on 2003-06-23 14:51:36 GMT)
I am very happy that Ladislav didn't give up to the threatens by ELX. You can't just go around bullying reviewers who say something that you don't like about your product, like ELX did. Distrowatch is a site where the authors (mostly one at the time) put together info about Linux distributions, and compare them according to their opinions. If you trust their opinion, and I do, you visit and recommend the site (as I do). If you don't, you go somewhere else. So simple.
ELX would be better off taking care of their product and users, not bullying reviewers around. And let me stress this: Ladislav has always shown excellent criteria and balance in his opinions, and more than professional information management.
5 • @Leo (by Charles at 2003-06-23 16:44:41 GMT)
Are you "the" "Leo"? If so "Hi" I enjoy your shows and commentary. By the way your response was written it made me wonder. If not...I sitll agree with you 100% about ELX. I once installed it and enjoyed it, but alas...no activity.
Thank you sooooooo much for the work you put into this site. I vist everyday and now look foreward to "Distrowatch Weekly" every Monday! If you ever need and help, I'd be happy and honored to help.
6 • Re: @Leo (by Leo on 2003-06-23 16:56:51 GMT)
No, I am not THE Leo. I am just a regular Linux user/developer. But Hi anyways :-)
7 • ELX and other Linux companies in trouble (by Mill Cates on 2003-06-23 22:11:33 GMT)
Maybe some of the Linux companies in trouble, and now gradually dying or already gone, were in the business only looking for easy profits, but I think that many have had fine and respectable ideals and goals. Many of them got into serious problems just because they didn't get enough money from customers (you?).
People, please, stop expecting distro makers to act like charity organizations! Especially stop expecting that you should always get everything and a kitchen for free from commercial Linux companies.
A voluntary project like Debian can exist by voluntary support only, and because of that, they, of course, give away their products for free too. But a company needs to get enough money from their customers, usually by selling products for a reasonable price.
Whether you use a commercial or a non-commercial distro, support you favorite distro financially too if you can.
8 • When is the Xandros update due (by KMT at 2003-06-24 03:43:03 GMT)
Thank you for your web site. Due to all the reviews of the Distros here I am almost Windoze free. Of all the choices that I have tried I keep going back to Xandros for my personal choice. Readers of this post please don't flame me on my choice. Everybody has their own favorite. I would like an update as to when Xandros is going to release the next version. Once again your site is the best. KMT
9 • Elx (by Bob Weinstein at 2003-06-24 12:42:20 GMT)
Ladislav's credentials as a fair and impartial observer of the Linux scene are, in my opinion, unimpeachable. The complaints he voices about Elx as an organization: low profile in the user groups, the bugzilla problem, absence of security reports and updates, are generally well-known. On the other hand, and as Ladislav acknowledges, the company has created wonderful Linux distributions. The problem is not the product. I now rely on Elx on my home computer (it's a pleasure not to see the "blue screen of death" anymore!). I continue to experiment with many distros, and eagerly follow Distrowatch for news and reviews of emerging distros. But I feel most comfortable with, and confident in, the Elx products. I am pretty sure that Elx is not dead. The company, as I understand it, is focusing on building a reliable business stream in India, and with success. Their commercial viability, and financial stability, will help to assure their survival in a competitive business world. In the meantime, I hope they get the message, loud and clear, that they have an international base of interested users to whom they should pay more attention. Distrowatch is not the enemy. Distrowatch is the barometer. As Bob Dylan famously wrote: "...you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
10 • Supporting Distros (by Kenneth on 2003-06-24 18:50:57 GMT)
Mill, if I could give money, I would give it first to Distrowatch anyways. :)
11 • Support (by Jay Soren on 2003-06-27 15:30:38 GMT)
I just wanted to show my support for your not letting the ELX "info manager" bully you. They need to realise that everything thay do will reflect on ELX, even how they handle their own complaints. No one can or will sink ELX faster than the people behind ELX, so it's a matter of how they handle things from here on out.
Will I ever run ELX Linux? No... and it has everything to do with ELX... not a poor review or "inaccurate information." How the information manager chose to handle the situation was just another rusty nail in the coffin.
12 • In response to "Support" by Jay Soren (by Bob Weinstein at 2003-06-29 13:51:51 GMT)
Hi Jay. I just read your comment and find myself wondering why you say that you will never run Elx. Is this political protest or have you had a bad experience with the distro? I have the good fortune to have gotten my hands on their most recent version 2.0E and it is wonderful. I'm not sure that I;d install it on my mother's computer (when I get her one) but I really like it for me.
Speaking of Mom, I am contemplating Build 75 of Lycoris or, possibly, J.A.M.D. ver 0.0.6. What do you think?
13 • ELX (by Coolcmsc at 2003-06-30 00:49:58 GMT)
Well, thanks a lot! I have just purchased ELX and I am waiting for it in the post - what does all the above mean for me?
Luckyly, I have enough knowledge to be able to distinguish between politics, an anoyed and hardworking reviewer, some freeloading readers of this site and a clever attempt to get a company to with a good product to improve its post-sales service.
But some readers wilol be frightened into the hands of less worthy distros.
Whilst I remain a newby, I have tried many distros. I pay my way too, for example I purchased a copy of SuSe 8.1 home, I am a Silver member of the Mandrake Club and I have purchased the latest Win4Lin. So, snooks to all you freeloaders, whatever your clever opinions.
I have taken a careful look at the reviews of ELX (on all the sites) and also the product contents on the ELX site. Looks to me like a good product and a bad website - I'll tell you if I have egg on my face when I get the CDs.
But at least I shall have given a little cash to those doing a difficult job and will have actually tried the product before slagging it off.
Every Genious Has A Small Wooden Box.
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