Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email email@example.com
From: Levi Ramsey (lramsey_at_student.umass.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 05:37:11 CST
On Wed Feb 05 3:49 -0700, Another Happy Linux User wrote:
> In the short term, you are right. But long term, - ie., when it is time to
> get a new package (and yes, - I *do* encourage them to *buy*), - the first
> distro they will consider, will be Mandrake, - why? Because they already will
> have had good experience with it. I'm sure we agree, - it is a great distro.
In case you haven't noticed, Mandrake is not, by any means, out of the
woods yet. While I have every expectation that Mandrake will be
reasonably healthy once out of bankruptcy court. However, my
expectations are regularly wrong (roughly 50% of the time).
In the current environment, the short term is the *only* term that is of
importance. Setting one up for long term prosperity is moot if one
forgets the short term and dies in that term. Your massive savings for
retirement do you no good if you step out into the street today and get
run over by a beer truck.
> Perhaps there is a mix up here, - that is not an issue to me. (not in that
> sense, anyway). My references to updates was in a completely different
> light, - I support the idea of contributions. But that is a digression.
Then why are you posting this here? This thread is discussing the issue
of whether updates for old distribs should be on some type of "pay to
> However, - we both seem to agree, - Mandrake needs cash *now*.
> As for paying, - I buy locally, at the retail level.
As Mandrake gets only half (approximately) per retail box than they get
from a sale through MandrakeStore, you're providing less support for
Mandrake than you think.
-- Levi Ramsey lramseystudent.umass.edu levicygnetnet.net
"I've been gone for a while, made some changes in my style" GPG Fingerprint: 354C 7A02 77C5 9EE7 8538 4E8D DCD9 B4B0 DC35 67CD Currently playing: Misty Mountain Hop.ogg Linux 2.4.21pre4-1mdk 06:20:00 up 11 min, 5 users, load average: 0.09, 0.29, 0.26