Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.





More on LinuxToday


Duke of URL: Storm Linux 2000-Commercialized Debian?

Aug 26, 2000, 19:49 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

WEBINAR: On-Demand

No-Size-Fits-All! An Application-Down Approach for Your Cloud Transformation REGISTER >

[ Thanks to Patrick Mullen for this link. ]

"Whether or not you like or agree with Linux, GNU, or even the open source movement, you have to give some credit to Debian. They have made outstanding advances with almost a completely volunteer base of hackers. Started in 1993 by Deb and Ian Murdock (thus we get DebIan), it's made many steps forward, but has still had its shares of ups and downs just like the rest in the Linux community."

"Now that Debian has finally hit a stride and released one marvelous release after another, we're starting to see the same kind of tactics distributions like Kondara, Mandrake, and Gentus are using against Red Hat. That's right, Storm is setting out to make Debian better! In fact, in many ways Storm has improved Debian, but has also commercialized it simultaneously, which is one thing Debian is not particularly known for with it's strict set of standards on its programs and actually giving away a load of copies of Debian 2.2 at LinuxWorld."

"Is it worth breaking your open source convictions, or is it worth spending those few extra dollars to get the likes of VMWare, X-Win32, StarOffice, and more? Let's take a look."

Complete Story

Related Stories: