Re: CS 1.1 Ratings

Subject: Re: CS 1.1 Ratings
From: mg (
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 17:15:39 MDT

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YDList: Thought you'all might want to see the reply I received from
Linuxcare after, emailing them regarding the results of YDL. Their reply
follows. I've included the header, so you may trace its validity.


Hi Mark

Thank you for your recent email to Linuxcare.

Our Product Comparison tool is based votes by users who have visited the
site. The user must rate the product in five categories (installation,
bundled software, administration ownership cost and support). There is the
possibility that most YDL users don't know of our Product Comparison tool.
For example, Slackware has a link on their homepage to our Product
Comparison page encouraging and thanking others to vote.

Once again, thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Gina Groom, Web Designer
Linuxcare, Inc.
415.354.4878 x248 tel, 415.701.7457 fax

Linuxcare. At the center of Linux.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mg []
> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 4:20 AM
> To:
> Subject: Poll
> Pollmaster:
> Wow, I've actually used several of these install packages and have to
> honestly say YDL was the easiest install of Linux I've ever done. It was a
> suprise to see how low they were reportedly scoring on this poll. I would
> have scored them at the top for installation and good solid scores for
> support etc.
> Mark

>From: Dan Burcaw <>
>Subject: Re: CS 1.1 Ratings
>Date: Thu, Oct 7, 1999, 11:34 AM

>> Those were the pre-BootX days (it happened to me too last year). I've
>> done three LinuxPPC installations in the last couple of months and was
>> quite happy with how smoothly they went and how easy it's been to maintain
>> them. I can't really imagine that any of the Linux/PPC distributions
>> could be significantly easier or harder to install and maintain than any
>> of the others right now. They're all RedHat-based, right? Am I missing
>> something? How do they differ apart from the rpms they provide in the
>> basic install?
> Well, we put significant effort into making the Red hat installer work
> well instead of introducing our new installer early... same goes for
> xconfigurator.
>> The only thing that's still not great is network setup, which for one
>> reason or another has been a pain in the neck for me on most of my
>> installations. netcfg and linuxconf look to me like they have a ways to
>> for before they approach the ease of networking setup you get with a Mac.
>> Is there anything for Linux that lets you save multiple network
>> configurations and switch between them painlessly? Depending on where I
>> am, for instance, my powerbook needs to have either a dynamic-ip (dhcp)
>> connection via ethernet, a PPP connection through one of three isps, or an
>> ip-masqueraded connection through my desktop machine. kppp makes the PPP
>> part easy, but I have to keep switching my other filesby hand (hosts,
>> resolv.conf, sysconfig/network, sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, ...)
>> Tom
>> > YDL should be at the top aof the list, not the bottom.
>> > I'm complaining to them now!
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> W. Thomas Pollard Schrodinger, Inc.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dan
> Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
> Yellow Dog Linux
> "The Ultimate Companion for a Dedicated Server"

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