Re: Working Within the System

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 10:07:05 MDT

Martin Ling wrote:

> On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 08:13:53AM +0100, Charlie wrote:
> > Note that this was a comparison of a generation #1 product with a
> > generation #5 product. And the generation #1 product was in the same
> > ease-of-installation bracket as MacOS.
> As a brief point (maybe I'm jumping ahead of Michael here), it's
> probably not quite correct to say Corel's is generation #1, being built
> on a good deal of Linux development in general, and specifically being
> derived from Debian.

Quite so. I expect any improvements Corel developed will quickly find their way
into the gestalt of other distros and that Corels will improve much quicker than
their other product lines as well. I'd say that compared to a gen1 product like
the alpha release of Win95, there is some comparable ease of install and use
issues, for sure, but with the current level of maturity (and considering that
linux has many tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people
working on improving it, MS has never had more than a few thousand people
working on windows upgrades at any given time, so logically, Linux should be the
more mature, stable, easy to use, easy to install OS by now. It isn't. Why is

Mike Lorrey

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