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Mrs Devnet's experiment: Final result in!!

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Mrs Devnet's experiment: Final result in!! Reply with quote

The links below point to various stages of an experiment concerning a woman (Windows User) married to a Linux user who reluctantly agreed an experiment to try several Distros. What she wanted was something that did all the right things out of the box. Add software? Update software? Hack this and that? Something maybe to learn later. But for now it had to make the right intial impressions.

Here is her review of Ubuntu

Here is her review of Fedora Core

Here is her review of PCLinuxOS

(and while you're there click on 6th and 16th March also!)

Simply Mepis

Mandrake 10.1CE

And the winner is...

Actually it's not settled yet, as they are going to do a play-off between the two best, so it's between PCLOS and MEPIS.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:03 am    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

I had a feeling PCLOS would be somewhere close to winning, even before reaching the last paragraph Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:18 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
I had a feeling PCLOS would be somewhere close to winning, even before reaching the last paragraph Smile
Cynic!

Did you have a look at the links, though?

PCLOS is not right for everyone, I appreciate it because I think it is the perfect way into Linux for beginners. Personally I use Gentoo more, but I could not recommend that to the majority of new users.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

Not yet, but I will, I promise!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

promises promises, is it a case of too much to do and so little time or "oh god not another blog" or........ Rolling Eyes Laughing Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

One or more of the above Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

There is now a roundup page for the experiment at:

http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/archives/2005/05/05.html

There is also a recent entry from Mr Devnet about some of the abuse aimed at her from fans of the distros she did not like. Some of it is a bit nasty! See it here:

http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/archives/81-Animosity-Unfounded.html

At the end of the day, however, I have to say that what she did was about determining a suitable Linux distro for a particular type of user!
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

For some reason the roundup page has been moved to:

http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/archives/2005/05/09.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

just to keep you on your toes Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Mrs Devnet Reply with quote

The final result can be seen HERE

No prizes for guessging the winner!
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