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Hello from a novice rpm5 user

From: David <dlocklear01@gmail.com>
Date: Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 04:28:32 CET
Message-ID: <CAEcwSwNisrFr_f74_NNp4FRzSerS8uVkMEE0LBZB28tRs+jcOw@mail.gmail.com>
Dear rpm5 fans, and users,

I am barely an intermediate Linux desktop user.

I have been using ROSA LXQt R9 for about 10 months doing novice stuff,
( only about 2 hours per day )

Tonight, 12-20-17,  my rpm updater updated rpm5 to a later version, which I
can only assume
is the latest stable version ( 5.4.1, I think ).    I assume that someone
at rpm5 is responsible, and want
to share my appreciation.

I probably have about 600 man-hours of usage on ROSA doing novice household
task - surfing the web, playing FreeCell and Mahjongg, sending and
receiving Gmail,
reading the news on various web-pages, typing letters, opening PDF files,
via wi-fi
and on a rare occasion with ethernet.

Prior to using ROSA, I spent 4 months on Mageia 6 ( while it was in
development ),
but they use that other rpm platform.

I had distro-hopped prior to all of that on about 10 popular distros, and
even TrueOS
( FreeBSD ), and all in all have about 1,200 man-hours of experience using
household software on Linux, much of which is watching YouTube videos about
Linux
distros.

I plan to install OpenMandriva as my only operating system and spend a few
weeks or
months or years in that.

It is definitely not clear to any user why they should choose an rpm5 based
distro or which
one to choose if they want rpm5.     I want to
learn all about it.     I have read documentation on the web, but it is so
way out-dated,
or even at best a year old.

The rpm4 folks claim that DNF 2.0 is the best thing since
sliced-bread.      What is up with
that ??    I have not yet used DNF.    I have barely used urpmi a few times.

Thank you for your time.

David Locklear
Arcola, Texas U.S.A.
Received on Thu Dec 21 04:47:31 2017
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