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Linux Distro for Women?

Sep 29, 2007, 14:00 (10 Talkback[s])

GNU/Linux Distro for Women? Why Not?

"On various women's mailing lists, a subscriber has 'for and by women.' So far, the idea has met with a cool reception. It might even be a troll. However, if such a distro ever gets underway, it would be very much in the spirit of the community, and might give more women the background and confidence to reduce the gender gap in free software.

"The demand for a women's distro might be slight. Truthfully, it sounds more like a project from the feminist days of the early 1990s than something that would be started in pragmatic 2007..."

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Linux Distro for Women? Thanks, But No Thanks

"The idea is floating around again: Let's make a special Linux distribution for women! We're smarter than that, aren't we? I say, let's spare ourselves and the world yet another pointless and less-than-useful version of Linux.

"We women make up more than half the population, so by no means are we a minority. Yet we claim a minority status of sorts in the IT world, where depending on who you talk to, women make up somewhere from 20% to 30% of the workforce..."

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