Archive for the ‘Mandriva Linux’ Category

Non-Discussions

January 20, 2010

There are discussions, some very lively, some even changing to flame wars and non productive in most cases. And there are discussions among grown-ups who have something in common: the goal to improve a non optimal situation. We all know such discussions and we feel best when participating in such because we do it to achieve something for all.

And there are discussions where somebody is in the lead and puts his opinion, his rules and his point of view above logical or technical arguments. “Do as you are told or else..” If this happens at the very start of a discussion I call it a “non-discussion“. It does not solve the problem at hand, it does nothing to improve the situation or fix an issue. The only thing it does is giving the leader a nice warm feeling that he has proven his position and enforced rules.

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Some things just take time

September 30, 2009

(Sequel to Forgotten desasters)

Things keep getting back to you every now and then. I thought the Berlin desaster of Mandriva and Linuxtag was another bad experience gone by and stored in memory. But a couple of weeks ago I had to dig down and revive the whole situation while compiling a report about the Linuxtag event for the community magazine MagDriva. Doing this I thought it would be a good idea to ask Mandriva for one more time to give an official statement. I mean, after sending the “Broken Leg Mail” on June 18, 2009 no Mandriva official has published any word about it anywhere, not via mail, not in the Mandriva forum, not in one of the nice blogs on Planet Mandriva.

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The beauty, the function, the beauty

August 10, 2009

Netbooks are the big hype of our days. Aren’t they cute little toys, a real treat for a technics victim? Yes, I did buy such a toy, mainly because I wanted to have something small enough to carry around each day and put to use in the park, at the queue at Starbucks and on the train. It’s a Lenovo S10e and I am still annoyed that Lenovo abandoned that joystick! Anyways, a netbook with a solid state disk asks for a slim and fast distribution and a special desktop.

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