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Are There Any Evil Distros?

Jun 17, 2008, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Powers)

"If you take a gander at the number of Linux distributions listed at Distrowatch, you'll find there are tons of 'forks' and 'offshoots' from one distribution to another. With Linux, we have the freedom to do that, but I'm curious if there are any Linux flavors that are truly offensive to people. There has been some controversial uprisings in the past, but it begs the questions--does the freedom to fork ever cross over into creepville?

"Redhat got its fair share of grief when it took the grassroots Linux, and pushed it into the commercial realm. (Redhat may not have been the first to do this, I'm not entirely sure, but they were the most popular to do so back in the day)..."

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