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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Ah don't even bother reading this, you already hate me
by D on Fri 20th Sep 2002 08:39 UTC

I know I know, I'm about to say really stupid things, but heh..

What I do not understand is how it's still possible in 2002 to not come up with a cool desktop linux distro. I mean, hell, I should just ghost my linux instalation and make it publicly available on the web and call it "D's amazing usable desktop Gnu/linux thingy" or something. I mean, we've got it all! It's all there, someone needs to grab the play doh and mold it into something awesome. I do it every single time I test a new version of slackware or redhat or whatever, name them. How come I read that "almost there" line everytime I stumble upon a linux review?? We've got KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, Windowmaker, etc, tons of tools for configuring and customizing, it's all there. It's a great community, but still, I get the feeling everybody's too busy fighting over what desktop environment REALLY kicks ass, who's wrong, who's right, what's cool, what's not, windows is better, blah, blah, blah, instead of doing stuff with what we've already got. Ah, I know, you've heard it all before, I should do something instead of just bitching on the forums, [add your own insult here]. Well I'm not a programmer, but I'm a passionate user, I love to love my OS. And I do love linux. And everytime I read your posts I get sooo depressed. It feels like it's more important to have strong opinions and bash people than anything else. It's sad, but I guess that's just the way we are.