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osViews: GNU-Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 4: Proposed Core Specs

Jan 23, 2004, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"The following editorial is a compiled list of some basic design specifications for all of your consideration. It is a primer to (if nothing else) spur a discussion on their merits and to invite alternate options and opinions from the GNU/Linux community's command line commandos.

"It is pointless to waste our time building Y.A.D.D. (yet another desktop distro) that would suffer the same lack of absolute compatibility and universal support of the entire GNU/Linux community that so many distributions sorely lack now. What's needed is an agreed-upon universal home desktop standard, based on simplicity and technical merit. This standard would be beneficial because GNU projects could code for a predefined spec and thus make it easier to create compatible binaries. No proprietary commercial Linux distro could ever hope for this kind of universal community support. (The Achilles heel)

"My preferred package management system is one that works well, is free, open, user friendly and has binaries available free of charge. Ideally, it would be comprised primarily of home desktop applications..."

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