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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #226 on: October 06, 2008, 01:31:09 pm »

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #227 on: October 06, 2008, 04:23:46 pm »
 ;D actually the "silly" or "childish" messages was one of the things that brought me to VL. To me, it showed a team that wasn't all "tight assed" and obviously have a sense of humor, this equals "friendly" no matter how you calculate it.

Back when that installer was written, Linux was about having fun. Even Linus used "FUN" as part of his personal slogan. I think far too many people these days take too much too serious, and nitpicking on wordings used in an installer definitely shows.Too many want their system to look and act like a MS system, which really is a shame.

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #228 on: October 06, 2008, 10:07:43 pm »
@Masta:  The problem, as far as I am concerned, is if I'm to try and sell Vector Linux to my consulting customers they expect something serious for their business.  They don't want "fun".  VL is now trying to sell commercial support and small businesses are clearly part of the target audience.  Business people have no sense of humor when it comes to the bottom line and Linux is still a tough sell to small business even though you and I know that it will save them money and make their systems more secure.

Yeah, I hate to say it, but I can have fun with Linux without it being part of the installer messages.   I have no love for Microsoft products but I do have to convince people that Linux is better.  I'd like to be able to do that with VL now that the issues I've seen as shortcomings are being dealt with so well.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #229 on: October 06, 2008, 10:08:22 pm »
Yep, I defended VL just a little bit and in the thread about Firefox 3.0.3.  Daniel Béranger was a coworker of mine when I was at Red Hat, albeit on a different continent.
Caitlyn, I am NOT Daniel Béranger! And I don't know the Red Hat Béranger either! Here's a list of some other Bérangers...

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #230 on: October 07, 2008, 01:40:28 pm »
I was able to write an article for Linux.com on the Multimedia Bonus Disc!!!

http://www.linux.com/feature/149405

The version they posted is not nearly as good as what I sent them....they did a lot of destructive editing. Whatever, still the publicity for VL and MMBD should be good.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #231 on: October 07, 2008, 09:04:02 pm »
Yep, I defended VL just a little bit and in the thread about Firefox 3.0.3.  Daniel Béranger was a coworker of mine when I was at Red Hat, albeit on a different continent.
Caitlyn, I am NOT Daniel Béranger! And I don't know the Red Hat Béranger either! Here's a list of some other Bérangers...

My apologies.
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #232 on: October 13, 2008, 08:13:47 am »
Mentioned: Logo and "not in “testing” for VL"
http://beranger.org/index.php?page=diary&2008/10/06/07/42/08-linux-distro-hating-week-oct-6-1

Cheers! ;D
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #233 on: October 13, 2008, 09:55:12 am »
I've always like the complaints about the repository selections. Where's the Windows repo?

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #234 on: October 14, 2008, 01:09:00 am »
I've always like the complaints about the repository selections. Where's the Windows repo?
Well, this is exactly the kind of self-sufficient attitude that keeps me from using certain distros -- VL y compris.

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #235 on: October 14, 2008, 04:38:29 am »
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I've always like the complaints about the repository selections. Where's the Windows repo?

Well, this is exactly the kind of self-sufficient attitude that keeps me from using certain distros -- VL y compris.


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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #236 on: October 14, 2008, 08:43:42 am »
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #237 on: October 14, 2008, 09:37:01 am »
I'm totally guessing here, but my suspicion is that Daniel Mr. Béranger has a very cynical sense of humor - at least this is how I've taken his statements.  Obviously, his requirments for the perfect OS are not met, nor will they ever be met, by any OS; I think it's more of a subtle statement about the state-of-affairs and "direction" that's lacking in and around linux.  Then again, maybe I've totally missed the mark ;D
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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #238 on: October 14, 2008, 11:36:35 am »
It looks like everyone except Caytlin is not able to understand plain English. I repeat:
I AM NOT DANIEL BERANGER!
PLANETE BERANGER IS NOT DANIEL BERANGER!


I suppose some of you still don't get it.

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Re: VL reviews, mentions, etc...
« Reply #239 on: October 14, 2008, 11:47:07 am »
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