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LinuxPlanet: UserLinux Beta 1: The Precursor to the Next Enterprise Linux Distro?

Oct 14, 2004, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"UserLinux is a Linux distribution with very high aspirations. Founded and backed by Linux luminary Bruce Perens, part of the UserLinux mission is to repair the economic paradigm of enterprise Linux. The recently released UserLinux Beta 1 is perhaps a tangible small step on the path toward achieving its lofty ambitions.

"It wasn't that long ago when Linux was just Linux and not broken down into the hobbyist, desktop, and enterprise classifications. That was when Linux was only considered worthy by many enterprises for edge-of-network and non-mission critical applications like file and Web servers.

"Linux has since evolved and so have its users; enterprise users want enterprise distributions with all the support, features and security that define the modern IT infrastructures. Yet somehow along the way, the current enterprise distributions, while delivering Linux to enterprise users have also, in the view of some, broken faith with some of the altruistic ideals of free software..."

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