One of the utilities was PHP / MySQL Admin. since in my age and time I am tired of working on a terminal with poor eyesight and trying to work only on command line.
It is imperative that to encourage newbies that come from Microsoft background to get a hang of (good example is myself- having worked with SPSS and Access especially for my research work and trying to do some work only on terminal was anathema by itself) Linux before delving into commend line and scripts.
This is especially so when admirable utilities with graphic front has or being developed are available for wider use.
When these are incorporated in a distribution that make life easy for lot of users who are not full time administrators but have to get involved in administrative functions, especially database management ( for example in Medical Practice).
I thought only a few Linux guys especially thenewbies would be interested in my comments as a way of grumbling and wining especially coming from the windows background like a spoiled brat.
Judging by the Linux outputs recently my reservation was ill founded.
There are lot of guys /girls with a global picture with lot of dynamism.
Another reservation is for us in the countries where download speed is hopelessly inadequate downloading a DVD is a nightmare and lot of little CDs are much better than a FAT DVD distribution with lot of utilities rarely used.
This where PCLinux was a trend setter on its own right.
It is nice to see even Fedora 14 has taken a leaf out of PCLinux history and following its foot paths.
Sabayon is doing it (of course they have been doing it independently).
Salix is introducing Live KDE.
I never thought this will happen in my life time.
There is lot of convergence in spite of the diversity.
That is the beauty of Linux.
I hope I never made a comment to hurt any guy / girl doing hard work for Linux with shear dedication.
All my comments were in good spirit since I am a Linux fanatic by choice and not by descent.
If I had made any comments sharp, they were to tone the commercial trends and subtle insinuation by rival distributions to undermine the advance of Linux.
This is happening everyday.
I believe in small is beautiful and small (bet on the strength of the hand but not what others have-re-rival companies) is powerful when chips are down and the stock market is tumbling.
It is nice to see UK stock market is following the footsteps of US stock market even 3 years later (US probably anticipated the crisis 2 years before the event, I guess!)