Mrs Devnet's experiment: Final result in!!

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Mrs Devnet's experiment: Final result in!!

Postby davecs » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:51 pm

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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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby nelz » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:03 am

I had a feeling PCLOS would be somewhere close to winning, even before reaching the last paragraph :)
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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby davecs » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:18 pm

nelz wrote:I had a feeling PCLOS would be somewhere close to winning, even before reaching the last paragraph :)
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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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby nelz » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:29 pm

Not yet, but I will, I promise!
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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:26 pm

promises promises, is it a case of too much to do and so little time or "oh god not another blog" or........ :roll: :lol: :oops:
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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby nelz » Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:01 pm

One or more of the above :)
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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby davecs » Sun May 08, 2005 10:36 pm

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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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby davecs » Thu May 12, 2005 8:18 pm

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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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby towy71 » Thu May 12, 2005 9:43 pm

just to keep you on your toes ;-)
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RE: Mrs Devnet

Postby davecs » Tue May 24, 2005 12:10 pm

The final result can be seen HERE

No prizes for guessging the winner!
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