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[News] Diversity in GNU/Linux is a Strength, DistroWatch Reviews Slax 6.1.1

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Linux? There Are Simply Too Many Versions!

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| No, the lack of âstandardsâ for GNU/Linux is not the problem. The natural 
| human resistance to change, corporate inertia and illegal (or at least 
| unethical) business practices by certain large companies [1][2] are the 
| problems. We cannot overcome resistance to change in people. Where we need to 
| concentrate on change is with our children. Especially children locked in 
| public education systems that are locked into proprietary operating systems 
| [3][4]. Teach our children to use GNU/Linux and we change the future of the 
| computing landscape.       
| Too many âversionsâ of GNU/Linux? No. Too little education about GNU/Linux? 
| Definitely. 


A look at Slax 6.1.1 "Core" (by Jesse Smith)

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| My very first Linux distribution was called Pygmy Linux, a mini-distro based 
| off Slackware. It had no graphical desktop, no compiler, no office suite, no 
| package management and it didn't recognize my modem. Obviously it didn't 
| qualify as a replacement for my main desktop system at the time. Nor was it 
| supposed to. But it did do what I wanted it to and that was to teach me the 
| UNIX command line and the structure of a UNIX file system. It did those 
| things very well and I learned a lot. It has been ten years since I plunged 
| into the Linux depths. To celebrate ten years with Linux, I decided to give a 
| mini-distro based on Slackware a test drive. Pygmy is long gone, but others 
| live on. This week I installed Slax on my system and put it through its 
| paces.          



Torvalds rejects one-size-fits-all Linux

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| Linus Torvalds has rejected the argument that Linux developers should pool
| their resources behind a single distribution.

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