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Fedora, Slackware, Debian... and Philosophy

Jul 12, 2008, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.A. Watson)

"I have been quiet about Linux this week because I have been busy trying several new versions. In the process, I have learned quite a bit more, and started to think about the philosophy behind Linux, operating system choices, and Free / Open Source software in general.

"The first thing that became clear to me this week, although I already knew it on a more superficial level, was that Linux distributions run across a sort of a scale from easy to install and use to complex to install and requiring a lot of manual setup and configuration. What I have tried, and written about, so far were at the 'easy' end of the scale--Ubuntu, openSuSE and Mandriva..."

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