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DesktopLinux.com: CollegeLinux: Learning the Linux Way

Feb 27, 2003, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Ratkevic)

"DesktopLinux.com: Briefly, what is the story behind 'CollegeLinux?' Why did you select Slackware as the basis for the distro?

"David Costa: RKC is a small not-for-profit college with 350 students spread over 60 different countries. We mainly offer courses in the area of business and law for adults and the majority of our programmes are offered online with a state of the art technology...

"Our goal is to further validate Linux in an educational context and provide an ideal environment to both full time students and 'students' of Linux.

"Slackware is--in my opinion--one of the best distros in terms of stability and structure. I don't think that another Red Hat-based distribution can add something relevant to the original base. We wanted to have a user friendly environment but also a learning experience for the user, being himself a student or not. Furthermore, I think that Slackware package system is much more reliable them 'rpm'..."

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