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10 Reasons for Switching to a Different Linux Distribution

Oct 21, 2008, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"#4: Your distribution relies on closed source drivers

"I have plenty of Linux friends who always have and always will refuse to use a distribution that installs anything that is closed or proprietary. Fortunately, for those users, there are Linux distributions that are 100% free -- such as Mandriva Free. Mandriva Free is advertised as the "purely" free software edition of Mandriva. Using the "free" edition has its pros and cons. Of course, you would be using all free software and could compute with a clean conscience. But with the "free" edition comes the possibility of having to do a little work to get things working completely. Still, if you are a Linux and open source purist, using a distribution that is free from closed source applications will certainly appeal to you."

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