Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ JPB ] on Wednesday 02 August 2006 21:21 \__
>> Stuart Krivis wrote:
>>> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 08:21:09 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>The hard way:
>>>>,----[ Microsoft unveils Vista upgrade matrix ]
>>>>| Microsoft has already laid the groundwork for confusion over the
>>>>| release of Windows Vista, with their announcement that the new
>>>>| operating system will come in as many as seven different versions.
>>>>The easy (and free/Free) way:
>>> Yes, because picking a distro from amongst hundreds is simpler than
>>> picking a version of Vista. :-)
> The list clearly gets the distributions ranked and categoried. If you know
> your needs, you will be heading in the right direction. Since it's free,
> you will have the option to change you mind without heavy regrets or
>>> I do think that the multiple versions of Vista could cause a lot of
>>> confusion. But I'm not so sure that just pointing people at
>>> distrowatch.com simplifies things or is "easy."
>> Distrowatch isn't a bad place to start, for anyone. Plenty of stuff to
>> browse, and links to follow. Also there's a reason why Ubuntu is #1 in
>> the page hit ranking, and looking at the first five I see:
>> #1 Ubuntu
>> #2 SUSE
>> #3 Fedora
>> #4 MEPIS
>> #5 Mandriva
>> all of which are also good places to start, together with lots of links
>> to browse.
>> What's not to like?
> SCO UNIX.
well, it'd be Caldera OpenLinux (hangonaminute, isn't the Linux kernel and a
large proportion of the appland code distributed under the GPL? In which
case, SCO is over a barrel 'cos they claim full copyright ownership on the
2.4 eDesktop/eServer releases of /all/ the code pertaining to said
releases! It's there, in black and white, not only on the back of the box,
but also inside the front cover of the manuals).
When all else fails...
Use a hammer.
Some people are like Slinkies;
They serve no particular purpose,
But they bring a smile to your face
When you push them down the stairs.