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Nice Linux review from an unexpected place.
littleman

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Msg#: 159 posted 6:40 am on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I got this via /.
I don't make a habit of ripping their topics, but I just find this so strange. Lycoris (formally Redmond Linux) is a Linux distribution that is designed to be easy to install and use. I have read a lot of good things about Lycoris, many say it is a very good transition disto.

Okay, the kicker... The article is at MSNBC.com. Huh?

Now, however, there's a Linux that's as mindless to install as Microsoft's Windows.

[The install program] asked me to confirm the monitor's screen resolution and asked where I wanted to install the OS.

If you've been waiting to try Linux this is a great way to start. If you're already a Linux fan, this is the perfect way to persuade a reluctant friend or relative. They can install it themselves and may just fall in love with an ever-easier-to-use operating system.

article here [msnbc.com]

You think the guy will have a job Monday morning?

 

physics

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Msg#: 159 posted 3:53 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

heh... you've gotta love the ads that microsoft puts *in* the article:
"related ads: cell phone..."
How the *$%# is that related????

bird

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Msg#: 159 posted 4:05 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

That isn't the first time you see a cell phone running Linux, is it? ;)

physics

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Msg#: 159 posted 4:29 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm sure that's what they meant ;)

Air

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Msg#: 159 posted 4:43 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's not just the fact that an article promoting a competing desktop O/S shows up on MSNBC, but it also takes a shot here and there at Windows. Must be a newbie reporter getting carried away with the journalistic integrity thing ...

All that aside, it looks like an interesting distro.

toolman

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Msg#: 159 posted 6:02 pm on Apr 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

In a world of polarity; positive and negative, black and white; doesn't it make sense to color the world gray and dilute the division between opposite fields of attraction?

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