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Aligning Linux Distributions With Presidential Hopefuls

Jan 19, 2012, 03:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"First, let's start with the current leader of the Republican pack, Mitt Romney. If he ran Linux, I'd pin him as a Debian user. It's a bland but predictable distribution, the Old Faithful of the open source world. Although not particularly stylish or sensational itself, it nonetheless has provided the foundation upon which myriad more trendy distributions have been built by borrowing its ideas and adding flair. And it's also the distribution many of us will default to from time to time — not because we think it's the best, but because it's better than all the others.

"Moving on to Ron Paul, gNewSense would clearly be his distribution of choice. It's radically free — as in, no proprietary code whatsoever, anywhere — and it doesn't worry about offending anyone on its crusade to spread the Free Software gospel. It's also one of the few distributions endorsed by Richard Stallman, who happens as well to be a fan (with a few reservations) of Paul."

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