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Thank You For the Code

Dec 27, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

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"There are a total of 21,652 packages installed on my home workstation, an AMD64 single core processor box which has been in use since March 2006. It runs the testing stream of Debian. That's a lot of code, all of it free as in beer.

"This mass of code enables me to carry out a range of functions--and in most cases, I have two or three packages which I can use for the same task. Some of the packages perform simple tasks--as in the case of the text editor which I'm using to to write this article..."

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