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Gentoo: Ten Years Emerge

Oct 08, 2009, 19:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"When Linus first released the kernel onto the Internet, it wasn’t a pre-compiled binary that he provided, but rather the source code. Software has its origins in the source and it’s what free software is all about!

"In fact, many free software projects still provide their primary releases in source code form, leaving it up to distribution package managers to compile and ship the binaries with their operating systems.

"Building applications from source code is actually not as foreign as it might seem, indeed it is integral to a free desktop. So why then do so many users balk at the idea of a source based distribution?"

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