[Mageia-discuss] Mageia review with bad experience

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Oct 10 23:29:08 CEST 2011

Le dimanche 09 octobre 2011 à 17:31 -0400, TJ a écrit :
> On 10/09/2011 02:58 PM, Bogdan CAZACU wrote:
> > If "you" (the user) have any experience with linux you should allready
> > know what the specific button would really do ;)
> >
> But not every user is experienced. Remember, we all had to start 
> somewhere - why not invite new users to start with Mageia? Back in the 
> day, Mandrake had a reputation of being a good distro for newbies. 
> That's one of the things Mageia should continue.

With the problem of having experienced people leaving, because "mandrake
is a distribution for newbie, i am not a newbie, therefor, mandrake is
not for me". This surely helped debian or fedora to get contributers.

I have too often seen "the distribution work fine, but I wanted to try
something else" ( or various stuff like summarized on
http://www.greenfly.org/mes.html ), which is to say that the first
distribution never get the benefit of making people switch to free
software, which is bad.
Michael Scherer

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