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LinuxPlanet: First Look: UnitedLinux Open Beta is Here

Sep 27, 2002, 22:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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"In short, it's what the UnitedLinux companies--Conectiva, SCO, SuSE, and Turbolinux promised it would be: A Linux that's optimized for server work.

"As such, it incorporates the usual GPL code, plus all the Free Standards Groups efforts to keep Linux distributions from forking such as the Li18nux internationalization specifications and the Linux Standard Base (LSB). Some self-declared Linux experts seem to think that UnitedLinux was out to put the LSB out of business or take it over.

"Neither was true. After all, SCO (as Caldera) was one of the LSB's first sponsors and SuSE and Turbolinux have also been big supporters. These vendors have always had a big say, along with Red Hat, Mandrake, et. al., in what went in the LSB and what didn't..."

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