[ILUG] [Fwd: [CLUG] Corel Linux]
Padraig.Brady at compaq.com
Fri Jan 14 11:31:26 GMT 2000
I have to say I don't agree with this,
and what does he mean by fragmentation causing
The whole raison d'être for CLOS is as an
easy transition for windoze desktop users to
Linux. It succeeds at this admirably I think.
CLOS has a really cool/easy install IMHO,
and later when users get more used to the system they
can change/remove the default sesttings.
The user interface is very good again with
an easy learning curve for windoze users.
Filemanager is not unlike explorer and
really fast actually.
Redhat is abviously a more complete and mature
dist. that is great for servers, but acknowledging
the fact that this is Corel's FIRST release then
I think it's very good and bound to get a lot better.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donncha O Caoimh [mailto:donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com]
> Sent: 14 January 2000 09:20
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG] [Fwd: [CLUG] Corel Linux]
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CLUG] Corel Linux
> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 00:46:42 -0000
> From: "Ben Crosse" <bcrosse at oceanfree.net>
> Reply-To: cork at linux.ie
> To: <cork at linux.ie>
> hey everyone...
> i came home from school today to a nice letter containing Corel Linux.
> way i figure it is when I was at laid i signed a computer
> spreadsheet. I
> my address down and the sent me stuff...
> Quite cool... if it wasn't for what was on the discs.
> As soon as i got the discs i booted up my pc re-partitioned
> and whipped
> on there.
> >From the beginnning everything is graphical. Not a console
> to be seen. The
> program really walks you through everything. The maximum
> install is only
> 300megs compared to the 1gig that is sitting on the RedHat
> 6.0 disc. You
> can't choose anything apart from the packages to install. Start-up
> are defaulted to everything and kde is installed as default.
> X didn't work right for me (it never does, i have a terrible graphics
> (SiS 6202 which isn't directly supported)). In fact it damn
> right froze
> everytime i tried to use it. When i logged in thu the console
> in a
> lilo replaced gui) i noticed the shell had been messed around with.
> weren't werking the way they were supposed to. Commands weren't
> etc. Man pages were missing and a whole host of other
> problems emerged.
> 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 be
> laughed at.
> You don't know how fast I whipped CL out and RH in after all that.
> Unfortunately though, my bad experiences could not be left at that.
> One word of advice to you new Linux users: DeFragment. I didn't DeFrag
> installing CL and it cost me a heckuva lot of data and rendered my
> pretty much useless.
> I have no backups either (can't afford any :( ). So am I pretty much
> So to you people out there, get Fraggin!
> Well, my rant is over with. I probably should've sent this to
> ILUG but I
> don't get it any more. Way too much bulk. So I sent it here
> in the hopes
> that I can help people from making the same mistake as me and
> from CL.
> See ya later people...
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