Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th Sep 2002 02:15 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris A few months ago we wrote a full review of the Lycoris Desktop/LX operating system, but many releases happened since then and some things have changed. The Lycoris folks sent us the latest official version (+ online patches), we tested it, and here is what we think about it.
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by jbett on Fri 20th Sep 2002 04:40 UTC

I don't think it's right for these distro's to copy the design (look/feel) of Windows, I know they want to level out the learning curve. But what's funny is with these distro's is that the average user can't expand Linux past the point of how to use the UI and after that they are stuck.

What i'm trying to say is, isn't there a way to be original and provide an easy learning curve that also allows the user to gain some "important" knowledge? I mean the whole way people become very productive with computers is by understanding what their system is doing and how it runs.

Linux is all about this, taking that and covering it with cement and then adding some gloss shows me the lack of innovation these new distro's have.