Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I never imagined that Linux communities could be quite so secular, yet I have been proven wrong over the past couple of days. What started with a slightly skewed review on ThePCSpy.com turned into a small distro war and it looks to have continued into the comments on my review of PCLinuxOS 2007. What's going on?
Oli from ThePCSpy wrote a review on PCLOS2007 where he proclaimed a strong distaste for the Draklive installer, arguing that Ubuntu's partition manager (Gparted) was a superior implementation. Many read his review as a means of promoting Ubuntu by pulling PCLOS down and that certainly wasn't his intention - but let's not get into that now.
I stated in my review that I was deeply concerned by the actions of the PCLOS community and while I was very impressed with the release itself, the childish actions of *some* community members soured the taste a little bit. This spread over into my review where discussion remained off topic and most users felt the need to comment on the situation rather than my review. I can't help but wonder what's going on?