Laying to Rest the Mandriva/PCLinuxOS Debate

Posted by devnet on Aug 1, 2007 10:07 AM EDT
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The one thing about FOSS that I love is that you can take whatever you need from various sources and build what you opine is a better wheel. Take Ubuntu for instance...they took Debian and made it into something that many users are happy with.

Is this wrong? Not at all. Each day, many non-commercial distro makes wake up and check various distributions for updated security fixes. They pull source rpms, updated tar.gz's, and debs into their distro, make minor adjustments, and drop it into their repository. Distros share with one another...they take and hopefully give back. If not monetarily, at least by the number of users that they have that may report bugs or provide fixes.

So what's the beef that some Distrowatch Weekly commenter's seem to have with PCLinuxOS? During the past 3 weeks of comments on the DW, some have been hounding PCLinuxOS with accusations saying that the developers hide things from their community and that PCLinuxOS eradicates changelogs and/or lights small dogs on fire while chopping kittens to bits in blenders, etc. Let's take a look at these "myths" shall we?

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Thanks for clearing that up devnet. thenixedreport 0 1,138 Aug 1, 2007 12:35 PM

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