[CLUG] Corel Linux
peter at silmaril.ie
Fri Jan 14 02:04:51 GMT 2000
On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Ben wrote:
> I saw this dist as being wayy too basic. I mean RedHat is simple enough and
> walks you through everything but this was ridiculous. It is simpler to
> install than any other OS i have encountered and you are left to put your
> life in the hands of the designersmuch more than any thing else. At least
> with Windows you can slightly alter what happens.
> From what I have seen today, this OS has turned Linux into something to be
> laughed at.
Thanks for the warning. Unfortunately this is exactly what their
Marketing people believe users want. I think they're completely wrong,
and if the product was basically their own instead of being public (or
Linus's), I wouldn't worry. But as you say, it has the potential to
damage Linux quite seriously -- as would the proposed MS-Linux -- by
making novice users think that this is all there is, just like most
people think that MS-Windows is the only available platform.
Should I forward your mail to Corel?
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