What is a Distro?
May 21, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I sat through an interesting debate recently on the Austin
Linux Group mailing list over the meaning of the term 'distro.'
Some LUG members felt 'distro' implies Linux, while others took a
wider view, claiming it could be any one of several possible
platforms, including OpenSolaris.
"The question of 'what is a distro?' arose after a heated
discussion--do we ever get into other kinds?--over Dell's selection
of Ubuntu for desktop and laptop preloads..."