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J_K9@Linux: 100% Free Distributions: Will They Get Linux Anywhere?

Nov 14, 2006, 03:15 (3 Talkback[s])

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"'Completely free' distributions spring up every once in a while, and they tend to get a substantial amount of coverage from the Linux press. The last one to be added to the FSF's ever-growing list of free distributions is GNewSense, which is Ubuntu stripped of its proprietary software and given a (bad) makeover. As one might expect, it has received the usual spike of popularity: NewsForge, LWN, etc.

"While I admire the efforts of the GNewSense team, I can't help but wonder why they are wasting their time on this when that time could be much better spent improving a distribution that is actually going somewhere, like Ubuntu..."

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