The Mandrakelinux Updates Applet
Posted Jan 17, 2005 19:16 UTC (Mon) by Zach
In reply to: The Mandrakelinux Updates Applet
Parent article: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
This review was fine and brings up a lot of valid points. Granted its obvious the reviewer wasn't a regular Mandrake user, but I don't see why that should be a problem.
I've been using Mandrake since 7.0 and know it pretty damn well. Since 10.1 I've been back to using the 32-bit version because of my experience with the 10.0 x86_64 version.
The fact is, Mandrake's x84_64 offerings are more buggy and *more restrictive* then I find acceptable.
Mandrake is dropping the ball and I hope that they are able to see this sooner then later. The other x84_64 offerings are not yet competitive with Mandrakes overall robustness, but the margin is certainly shrinking.
If there was a distro right now that had a similar amount of polish and mature configuration tools with a less bug riddled x84_64 version available I switch in a heartbeat.
In fact it was because of the 10.0 x84_64 debacle that I dropped my Club account (standar memeber).
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