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What is a Distro?

May 21, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"I sat through an interesting debate recently on the Austin Linux Group mailing list over the meaning of the term 'distro.' Some LUG members felt 'distro' implies Linux, while others took a wider view, claiming it could be any one of several possible platforms, including OpenSolaris.

"The question of 'what is a distro?' arose after a heated discussion--do we ever get into other kinds?--over Dell's selection of Ubuntu for desktop and laptop preloads..."

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