Re: CS 1.1 Ratings

Subject: Re: CS 1.1 Ratings
From: Nathan T Hjelm (
Date: Thu Oct 07 1999 - 09:04:39 MDT

notice where slackware is? hmmm could gave somthiong to do with it, they
hate all redhat based disributions..... donno

> 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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