[CLUG] Corel Linux
jod778 at eircom.net
Fri Jan 14 02:08:19 GMT 2000
Well, I chanced installing Corel just for fun, it failed on install twice
stopping at 13% the first time and 2% after that (I tried the second install
with a different corel linux cd). I then tried it on another machine and it
failed to detect my serial mouse, at that stage I just gave up.
On a side note. After setting up yet another machine yesterday I chanced
RH6.1 for the first time (seeing as I had the CD lying around). I have to
say that it installed like a dream, no need for manual XF86Setup or
anything, network config was a doddle also.
IMHO new users should go with RH, its tried and trusted and always
improving, the corel install has a habit of crashing from what I have seen
and from what I have heard from other people.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie>
To: <cork at linux.ie>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 2:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CLUG] Corel Linux
> On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Ben wrote:
> [Corel Linux]
> > I saw this dist as being wayy too basic. I mean RedHat is simple enough
> > 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
> > life in the hands of the designersmuch more than any thing else. At
> > with Windows you can slightly alter what happens.
> > From what I have seen today, this OS has turned Linux into something to
> > 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?
> Cork maillist - Cork at linux.ie
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