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disappointing article

disappointing article

Posted Apr 9, 2004 16:22 UTC (Fri) by pimlott (guest, #1535)
Parent article: Which is the best distribution?

I find this article totally inappriate to the spirit of LWN. I didn't subscribe to read this sort of simplistic, subjective, content-free, and divisive pulp. When I saw the title, "Which is the Best Distribution?", I was expecting a joke; I'm appalled that the author attempts to answer this question in earnest. That's an insult to the intelligence of the LWN reader.

What is the point of this article?


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disappointing article

Posted Apr 9, 2004 17:45 UTC (Fri) by maney (subscriber, #12630) [Link]

I was expecting a joke; I'm appalled that the author attempts to answer this question in earnest.

So I guess you chose the distribution(s) that you use by flipping darts over your shoulder? If not, if you gave any thought to the matter, then you might have followed a process much like that behind this article. While I sometimes think Ladislav's articles are close to being demonstrations of the generality of Aahz's law, this one looks like a pretty good attempt to dance across the minefield of the distro wars. Likely to generate discussion, certainly; the troll you imply it is, heck no.

disappointing article

Posted Apr 9, 2004 18:40 UTC (Fri) by pimlott (guest, #1535) [Link]

I should have elaborated: ... attempts to answer this question in earnest in a brief article devoid of any research or objective methodology. There was no useful information in that article. My expectations of LWN are higher than merely "likely to generate discussion". Perhaps there's a place for this article, but it's not LWN.

disappointing article

Posted Apr 13, 2004 14:19 UTC (Tue) by haraldt (guest, #961) [Link]

Perhaps not the LWN you like and expect, but personal opinion isn't necessarily truth..


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