[SATLUG] Why I choose Mandriva?

Daniel Goller morfic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 20:57:37 CST 2009


Would be sad if were a 1% community.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Christopher Connell <
connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the advice John. I am enjoying my linux experience so far. Glad
> to be part of that 1% that chose to step outside of Microsoft's shadow. :-)
>
> --- On Fri, 11/13/09, John Champion <satlugacct at jchampion.com> wrote:
>
> From: John Champion <satlugacct at jchampion.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Why I choose Mandriva?
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 5:48 AM
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks
> john
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