Re: [News] Linux Distributors Joins Forces, Settle on Standards
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Linux Distributors Unite on Standard
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| In a move to make the freely distributed
| Linux operating system a stronger alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows,
| a group of major Linux distributors announced Friday they have united on
| a standard set of components for desktop versions of Linux.
That article annoys me. Maybe I am unreasonable for being annoyed but
when I read:
> > >
Linux has a firm foothold as an operating system for servers — it's
popular for hosting Web sites, for instance — but has only a few percent
of the desktop market.
That's partly because, Linux, created in the early 90s by Finnish
programmer Linus Torvalds, is really just the kernel, or core of an
operating system. For a Linux computer to perform meaningful tasks, more
software needs to be added that does things like presenting a graphical
I expect to see at least a sentence giving Richard Stallman and GNU at
least equal mention and credit. I don't think that is too much to ask for.