PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu - communities divided

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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?

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Re: PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu Communities Divided

Each distro has its own passionate devotees. As a PCLinuxOS user, I have said that Ubuntu is overrated, and I don't understand why it's so popular. But it is, and I welcome any convert from MS Win to Ubuntu (or any other version of GNU/Linux).

That's about it, for me . . . no real bashing. Maybe a little smoke, but no real fire of discord blazing. I suspect I'm typical in these respects.

No division

There is no division just some blogger trying to twist things around and get people upset.

MCN Live

I think MCNLive is much better than PC Linux OS and Ubuntu,

More people need to take a good look at MCNLive personally I think it's strides better then PCLOS

Ubuntu is a great Operating System when in coparision to windows , but when compared to mandriva based distros it seems to fall a bit short , perhaps this is just me though

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