||I was one of the "Linux fanatics" who ventured to your site from the Newsforge link.
I, however, wouldn't consider myself a fanatic. I use the operating system on one of my two computers at home as a router/firewall, web server and for email. On my other computer I use Windows 2000 and I have used it since it was realeased. I respect it as Microsoft's most stable and usable desktop OS to date. I readily admit the Linux is not ready for general desktop use. I view it as a niche OS suited to server operations and desktop use to individuals looking to expand their computer knowledge.
I urge all adequacy.org readers to review my comment on the aforementioned Mandrake "review". I posted as an anonymosu use Do I really make myself look like "childish" and "idiotic". I aimed to post a level headed response pointing out that the article was wrong on almost every point. If any of you disagree with my analysis, tell me. The only response I got to the original post was a rebuttal to one of the least important, almost unrelated points I made.
I completely understand that people are entitled to their own opinion. But a public review, such as the one posted, is supposed to present facts and ones reactions to those facts. The review miserably failed in it's attempt to present facts. As I illustrated in my post, almost every point brought against Linux was flawed.
I did have preconceived notions concerning this article. From the post on NewForge, I expected a negative review of Mandrake. A negative review would not be anything new, becuase I readily admit that Linux is not ready for the average consumer's desktop.
I was shocked with the lack of regard for the truth about the OS in the review. The "reviewer" even admitted that he never got around to installing the OS. Upon reading the article, I was appalled that such trash, masquearading as a review, was posted to a news site. A news site that proclaims their attention to "pure, unadulterated, verified facts". That may be so in other cases, but that article was a definite blow to this site's integrity.
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