[SATLUG] Why I choose Mandriva?

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Thu Nov 12 23:48:58 CST 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Christopher Connell <
connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Actually I tested out various Live CD's before choosing Mandriva 2010.
> Ubuntu (9.10), Madriva 2009, Fedora (V. 11 KDE & GNOME), Vector Linux (6),
> Knoppix (6.0.1), Mepis (8.0.10), Suse (11.1), Kubuntu (9.04), PC Linux 2009,
> & gNewsense.
> I really like Mandriva so far. It installed my wifi automatically and has
> lots of great programs.
> --- On Fri, 11/6/09, John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Introduction
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, 8:25 PM
> On Thursday 05 November 2009 23:18:22 Arthur Hall wrote:
> > Chris,
> >
> > Welcome to the San Antonio Linux community.  You'll find the folks on
> this list are very understanding and very helpful.  They have been generous
> with their time, talent, and equipment as I have worked to get computers and
> software for refugee families.
> >
> > Since many of my "clients" learned on Windows, I looked long and hard for
> a Linux version that was as close as possible to that OS and finally settled
> on Ubuntu.  You may want to give it a try in your transition to Linux.  It
> has virtually all the bells and whistles you could want as a beginner and
> you can download even more when you're ready.
> >
> > Glad to have you aboard.
> >
> > Art
> It is always advised to try out different Linux distributions... but... If
> you are running Mandriva 2010 and you like it, I doubt very much that you
> will be impressed by Ubuntu ;)
> --

Thus is the joy of Linux. It's like stepping into Baskin Robbins. There are
many flavors and they are all different in some way shape or form and we all
have our preferences. Some distros hold your hand more than others and some
toss you in without a lifevest. Some let you pick your weapons and others
give you little choice.

Enjoy this learning experience and remember to never close your mind to
anything. Everything in Linux has merit for someone somewhere. It just may
not be you or the person you're talking to.


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