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Newest Mandrake Linux Delayed 179

Posted by timothy
from the damnable-import-duties dept.
Jens Lönn writes: "Linux seller MandrakeSoft has had to delay shipment of its newest version of Linux because of problems in moving manufacturing to the United States. Mandrake Linux 8.1 is available as a download, but the first CDs of the product were supposed to ship by the end of September. "Getting 8.1 production up and running in North America has been a slow and expensive process," the company said in a e-mail message to those who have ordered the CD." Since Mandrake makes certains things so easy (smooth installation), I hope they soon get their newest release again on Walmart shelves across the U.S.
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Newest Mandrake Linux Delayed

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  • by typical geek (261980) on Friday October 12, 2001 @08:31AM (#2419174) Homepage
    at Adequacy [adequacy.org] and other outlets? Really, Mandrake can't let their critics get to them.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 12, 2001 @08:32AM (#2419177)
    Very smooth installation...until you mistakingly think the grey colored stars meant selected and format the wrong hard drives :(
  • by Festering Leper (456849) on Friday October 12, 2001 @08:36AM (#2419190) Homepage
    5 yrs ago who would have thought that one could buy linux at Walmart?

  • by gazbo (517111) on Friday October 12, 2001 @08:45AM (#2419217)
    Heinz have had to delay bringing their new type of beans to market, as they are having difficulty getting the cans in time.

    Slashdot: So?

    s/Heinz/Mandrake/
    s/beans/Linux/
    s/cans/CDs/

    Slashdot: Quick! Hot news!
    Hmm. I know how useful sed is, but I never realised it was powerful enough to turn boring tripe into news in just 3 simple commands. Maybe I should read the man more carefully.
  • Again? (Score:2, Funny)

    by briggsb (217215) on Friday October 12, 2001 @08:50AM (#2419228)
    No doubt, Microsoft is at it again [bbspot.com].
  • by mrpengin (525583) on Friday October 12, 2001 @09:22AM (#2419309) Homepage
    That's funny...

    I have a friend who was employed in the "electronics" department at Wal-Fart.
    While stocking shelves one day, a co-slave looked at him and said

    "What the H*LL is this [the Mandrake box]."

    My friend attempted to explain

    "So it's like Windows. Isn't that illegal."

    My friend now works at Pizza-Hut.

  • by Unknown Bovine Group (462144) on Friday October 12, 2001 @10:16AM (#2419583) Homepage
    For those who don't know adequacy is a humorous, sarcastic site and the Mandrake "review" seems to be an in-depth attempt at satire. However from the discussion underneath I think many people missed that. Some of the better part of the review:

    the release of Linux Mandrake 8.1, aggressively timed to coincide with that of Microsoft's much vaunted Windows XP, marks the start of the final battle for domination of the computer industry.

    The Linux operating system was born in 1991 and was created by one man, a Finnish student coincidentally named Linux Torvalds.

    Previous versions of Linux have been named Red Hat, Slack Ware, Storm and Coral. In stark contrast to the mundane names such as 98, ME or NT preferred by Microsoft, the crazy names of each Linux release hint at its renegade nature.

    why isn't the industry standard web browser, Internet Explorer, included with Linux? Despite the best efforts of the experts at the Internet Engineering Task Force to encourage adoption of the Internet Explorer standard, the creators of Linux seem to think that they know better.

    But here's the dead giveaway:
    Computer security is also an area that seems to have been overlooked by the developers of Linux. In these times when hacking and viruses are commonplace, it defies belief to learn that no anti-virus software is available for Linux. To add insult to injury, there is no Linux version of the popular ZoneAlarm firewall. By using Linux, you are issuing an open invitation to the hordes of ne'er-do-wells on the Internet.

    The shortcomings of Linux are obvious. Without even installing Linux Mandrake, I have exposed several fundamental flaws.

    As with most Satire, the danger lies in the unwashed masses taking it literally...

  • > In the EU there is no DMCA, no weird cryptography rules.

    Not yet, you mean... The EU is very busy to implement the EUCA, a almost exact copy of the DMCA.

    But here (in europe that is) there is still time to act, so pick up a pen and write your political reprensatieve a deadtree letter!

    For more info visit www.eurorights.org.

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