> Since I had no experience with Linux, I decided to order the CD-ROM from
> LinuxPPC.org. I ordered the CD-ROM just before the latest release, so I
> had to wait for the newest version to be available. They waited before
> they shipped the CD-ROM, which was nice. However, it's been over a month
> since I received an e-mail from the Business Manager at LinuxPPC (Marcia
> Knapp) that said that they have shipped out the items I ordered. Where is
> the package? I don't know. I have not received a thing from them.
> I then e-mailed Marcia for more than 3 times to find out why I wasn't
> getting anything. She replied just once saying they had shipped out. She
> never replied to me at all.
> Does anyone know if they have been doing such a business, ripping off the
> new customers or anyone know where else I can contact to receive the
> CD-ROM or my money back?
you are, in fact, the latest victim of one of the new, great apple scams.
linuxppc.org has an ip block that is, in truth, owned and operated by apple
computer corp. the goal is to ferret out those who are owners of apple
hardware but don't want to run apple OS's on it. the latest front is the
people who buy the iMac, hence the splash of press about getting Linux on it.
while it does appear to work initially (ie some boot messages), what will
invariably come up is, "sucker, now you're machine is hosed. you shouldn't
have tried to leave the apple family." your machine is, at that point,
permanently damaged. beyond repair. turns out steve jobs is the BOFH
in all truth, yeah, they sometimes take a while. i attribute this to them
making a few bug fixes and such, pressing new cd's and such. this was the
case when i ordered v2 last summer, it took over a month to arrive. turns out
i was getting the improved v2 with bug fixes and such.
if you're really concerned, give them a call. no ned to be irate or rude,
they're good people there. they have a loyal customer base for a reason.
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