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LinuxWorld: What Would UserLinux Look Like?

Nov 19, 2003, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark R. Hinkle, Bruce Perens)

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"Last Monday at the Desktop Linux Consortium Conference at Boston University's Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Campus there was a lot of talk about a 'UserLinux' distribution. The topic was sparked by remarks by Bruce Perens who voiced a need for a distribution that was designed to meet community needs for a desktop operating system based on the Linux community favorite Debian distribution.

"I contacted Bruce who has been kind enough to interject some comments to my own text...

"The thought of UserLinux sparked my thinking. The thing I like about Linux is that it's infinitely customizable to meet the needs of almost any situation. However, for it to be a viable desktop for the masses there seems to me that there has to be some common features that a large number of Linux desktop users would appreciate. I thought about this quite a bit and started my list of what it would take for Linux to be my 'ideal' environment rather than my preferred environment. I'd be interested to see what the community considers the most important features..."

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