Re: CS 1.1 Ratings

Subject: Re: CS 1.1 Ratings
From: Benjamin Karas (
Date: Wed Oct 06 1999 - 22:33:09 MDT

We YDL users are so rabid that we each have shrines dedicated to the god
Dan Burcaw and pray daily for a newer versions of Netscape. We must be
doing something right, for we were recently provided a solution for Java
in Netscape.

However, there are users who are just as enthused about YDL, but are sore
that G5 support is not present yet. Those users must be causing the poll
to be skewed. I suggest we run a holy war against that poll in order to
rightly set the correct opinions.

-Ben :)

On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Jim Cole wrote:

> Hi.
> While more or less randomly hopping linux links, I ended up at Linuxcare
> ( 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.
> Jim

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