[plug] Mandriva Free Spring 2008

Jim Householder nofixed at westnet.com.au
Mon Jun 2 00:05:18 WST 2008

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 22:10 +0800, Jim Householder wrote:
>> A feature I did not like was the fixed set of packages installed.  No 
>> choice at all,
> <unintended flamebait>
> But you can't condemn it for that since isn't that also what the
> over-popular ubuntu has been doing since day one? That's one big reason
> I have only dabbled with ubuntu, never making it my chosen distro. IOW,
> it's not the first and only distro to think simplicity resides with
> reduced choice (at least until the user understands how to add packages
> with this thing called a 'package manager') 
> ;-)
I had a brief look at ubuntu a while back, but since I don't like 
Debian, I have not pursued it.  I was not condemning Mandriva, just 
pointing out a feature I did not like.  I can see that it would be a 
significant plus for many.  My chosen distro is Gentoo.


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