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[News] Many GNU/Linux Distributions the Very Strength That Spreads It

  • Subject: [News] Many GNU/Linux Distributions the Very Strength That Spreads It
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 01:35:51 +0000
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Distributions *are* the strength of Linux

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| People disagree, some people think that no 
| operating system has any need for 
| distributions, with all their difference and 
| their central repositories that arenât as 
| central. But one of the thing that impress 
| most the users who switch is, in many cases 
| (at least that I could look at myself) the 
| presence of distributions and the ability to 
| install almost any software by simply 
| looking it up in the package manager.


The Psychology Of A Distrohopper

,----[ Quote ]
| Actually, I shouldnât say âtheirâ mentality 
| as I must confess that I too am a 
| distrohopper. I started out ages ago playing 
| with different Linux distributions and just 
| kept right on going with it. To this day I 
| get excited when I see that a particular 
| distro has a new release coming out. I 
| usually canât wait to get my hands on it to 
| test it and see what great new stuff is in 
| it.



Of Making Many Distros (or Remixes) There Is No End

,----[ Quote ]
| If you are thinking about getting Linux on your computer,
| here's some advice: Look for a distro that has a strong online
| community and either a long history or a company backing it.
| The following are some good distros to check out:
| Ubuntu
| Debian
| Fedora
| Mandriva
| openSUSE
| It's no secret that I'm a fan of Ubuntu (it comes in five
| flavors!). If you really are new to Linux, I don't think you
| will find an easier distro to learn or a better community to
| support it, though someone will likely disagree with me on this
| point in favor of their favorite distro. That's fine. Just try
| out the live CD of whichever distro you are considering and
| reach your own conclusions.


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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