Linked by Adam S on Mon 13th Dec 2004 05:37 UTC
Linux There's always a lot of excitement when a major Linux distribution has a new release - there's the clamour for the release notes and changelog, as well as the insatiable urge for screenshots and the search for the torrent for the ISOs. The release of Xandros Desktop 3.0 last week was no exception, with OS fanatics everywhere curious just what was in store. Read on for details.
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by Scott Alan Miller on Mon 13th Dec 2004 13:39 UTC

I don't think that it is fair to imply that Xandros has added this wonderful PPTP functionality when every other distro has had this functionality almost forever. Linux has been a capable PPTP SERVER! with PopTop for three years and clients have been available at least as far back as 1997 (um, EIGHT YEARS!) It took no less than fifteen seconds of searching for me to look up the dates on these tools. I don't think you should be writing articles about features if you don't bother to google "linux pptp" and look at the first page! There are a lot of people in the FOSS community who put a lot of work into making tools to make Linux and other systems flexible and powerful and it only takes a handful of writers not bothering to research topics to make the general non-Linux population BELIEVE that these tools really haven't existed. I personally have used PPTP on Linux for years... right out of the box with standard distros. Don't glorify Xandros for being eight years out of date.

What tool that Linux in the business users like me use everyday and have for years will we hear about next as a major breakthrough from some commercial distro?