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Sep 23, 2004, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Kissner)

"[AK] Recently there has been a lot of comparison between Yoper and Gentoo. What do you think that says about the YOS Project as a whole, and the general direction it's taking?

"[AG] Your Operating System (Yoper) is really different from Gentoo on both a technical level and a marketing level. I really love all operating systems apart from one [Windows] and this is the reason why we take the best out of each OS and mix them into one [Yoper]. This causes some of the similarities between Yoper and many other distributions, including Gentoo. This also causes similarities between Yoper and say MacOSX or even Windows. For example Yoper contains emerge/portage in its basic form, which is handy for single packages that we do not currently provide. It also contains Sax2 and in an upcoming release we will include the first Yast2 tools from SuSE. I also find the flamewars between different distros very disturbing, since they are counter-productive to my personal mission in life, which is to unseat the Microsoft monopoly..."

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