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OSNews: Why Linux Still Gives Me Grief

Apr 18, 2003, 11:30 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Alexander)

"Several days ago I wrote a rather scathing article about my utter dismay and disappoint with Mandrake 9.1 and by association, Linux as a whole. Since then I have had many many flames and equally as many agreeing emails (is there a simple opposite word for flame?) Since then I have been trying, really really trying to get my system working fully. But time and again I'm coming up against the same brick wall of (un)usability, computer esotericism and down right idiocy.

"My last article was written shortly after I'd spent a day and a half pulling my hair out trying to get Mandrake to work satisfactorily, it was written undeniably in the heat of the moment and right on the cusp of me removing Mandrake's EXT2 partition and never touching any form of Linux again. However against my better judgment I decided to leave it installed--after all I'm determined that this will NOT beat me. (I actually did nuke the partition and reinstall it)..."

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