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If you wish Linux to be just exactly like Windows, you will probably be disappointed. GNU/Linux is built by people who simply wish it to be different. In the free software community, members have different visions of what makes an ideal operating system. These differences lead to variety, which is what makes Linux so special and interesting.

Take the emphasis off. Someone quickly skimming might leave with the impression that the emphasized phrase is true.

Some GNU/Linux distributors allow non-free software in order to enable hardware functionality.
This happens because some hardware manufacturers such as ATI do not care about their customers' freedoms, and only release restricting firmware and drivers (some of them don't even release anything, like Broadcom). These are available at no cost (they are freeware) but under restrictive licenses. Distributions such as Ubuntu thus include such components to improve hardware compatibility.

This is outdated. ATI does care. NVidia is a good example of a company that still does not.

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QA team?

Thanks for the feedback. You should have had SVN credentials by now to make the edits immediately, but our continuous server troubles and migrations still are in the way. I'm coming back to you as soon as it's solved.

We have about a dozen of content changes pending at the moment, plus the screenshots which are crying for an update. I don't have enough time available for GLM to do everything I wish and at the moment we have big things rolling in.

A "quality assurance" team (or some less refrigerated title) with a mailing list and several SVN-enabled members, I believe, could be an efficient way to do that. I'm going to try to set this up.

Olivier.

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a thing wrote:
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just exactly like Windows

Take the emphasis off. Someone quickly skimming might leave with the impression that the emphasized phrase is true.

Done, this is [766] and should be online and ported to translations within a few hours.

a thing wrote:

[http://www.getgnulinux.org/linux/linux_faq/#full_freedom]
This is outdated. ATI does care. NVidia is a good example of a company that still does not.

This is now ticket #196. If you have proposals for a correction you're most welcome.

myself wrote:

A "quality assurance" team (or some less refrigerated title) with a mailing list and several SVN-enabled members, I believe,