CS 1.1 Ratings

Subject: CS 1.1 Ratings
From: Jim Cole (greyleaf@yggdrasill.net)
Date: Wed Oct 06 1999 - 19:50:46 MDT


While more or less randomly hopping linux links, I ended up at Linuxcare
(http://www.linuxcare.com) where they are running a poll on various Linux
distributions (a product comparison in their terminology). Much to my
surprise, YellowDog CS1.1 was all the way down at the bottom of the list.
WAY down there, and not alphabetically.

It looked very suspicious to me. In each of the five categories rated,
CS 1.1 had the same rating of 1.4 on a scale from 1 to 5. The total number
of ratings was 410 which was about the same as SuSE, twice that of Caldera,
and five times that of LinuxPPC. The ratings were totally out of sync with
other distributions which are sort of in the same family as YellowDog. And
with the exception of two flames that had nothing to do with YellowDog, every
comment was either positive or expressed shock that the distribution had
such a low rating.

To me, it appears that either the script is broken, or more likely someone
with a gripe and too much time on their hands decided to try and give a good
distro a bad name. Not sure what can be done about it, but maybe a few
people might want to head over there and add their 2 cents. Linuxcare is
probably not the kind of place where you want stats showing that one of your
preferred distributions sucks.


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