Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Posted Jan 7, 2005 9:31 UTC (Fri) by eru
Parent article: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
I feel this review was a unfair in reviewing what may, or may not have been the Community edition, downloaded from a mirror directory that may, or may not have been officially there. (Who knows, maybe the mirror directory was just in the process of being populated?). At least at the point when the reviewer noticed that Whoa, this looks like "community" even though the directory name said "official", he should have halted the proceedings and started looked for another, more certain source for the official edition.
I certainly have endured my own share of Mandrake bugs in various versions. Not having tried 10.1 on amd64 I cannot comment on the quality on that version, and it could be as bad as the review says. However, the "Community vs Official" is the company's attempt to do something about the quality problems. Those looking for a finished product instead of bleeding edge should go for Official, and I feel reviews should also review it, not Community, which really is a kind of public beta. Certainly no review should be published where the reviewer appears to be unsure which version is actually being reviewed!
to post comments)