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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re: its been proven
by fuzzyping on Fri 20th Sep 2002 04:49 UTC

When has it been proven? If anything the opposite has been proven that what people use at home they bring to the office. Since you are about to say Microsoft:

No, I'm not being specific to Microsoft. This claim is true of any OS that runs on x86 commodity hardware. OS/2, Windows 3.1/95, DOS. Gosh, provided there had been more successful OS's in the corporate workspace for this platform *these* are what you'd have seen in homes.

I know tons of people who run Z-os, VMS, and I-OS all the time at work; only two who run VMS at home and none primarily. AIX and Solaris are another example I know lots of people who run this at work and few who run it at home.

Your entire post attempts to debunk my claim, rather than provide a qualifiable argument of your own. Not coincidentally, four of the five OS's you've listed as "examples" above are available for commodity hardware. Since when have folks had mainframe hardware at home for running these systems? Oh gosh... I once knew a guy who owned four (count 'em, four) Crays. Guess he skews the whole bell curve, eh?

Regardless of whether my statement is causal or coincidental, it's still a fact.