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PolishLinux at barrapunto.com -- Spanish reader needed :)

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michuk's picture
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http://barrapunto.com/comments.pl?sid=71471&op=&threshold=-1&commentsort=0&mode=thread&pid=0

I have noticed a lot of traffic to polishlinux.org from this website. It seems like there is a discussion about the distro comparison feature and the ratings. I'm wondering if any Spanish-speaking Nuxified reader could try to translate the most important comments and perhaps even try to convince the guys to edit the distros data on the wiki if they do not agree with ratings or if they see something is outdated. The wiki is located at: http://wiki.polishlinux.org

Thanks in advance!

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I quickly paged through a

I quickly paged through a google translation of that page, it appears to contain some criticism on the information about debian, and of course there is a slackware user who says it's good not to have automatic dependency resolving.

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slack rocks :)
tbuitenh wrote:

and of course there is a slackware user who says it's good not to have automatic dependency resolving.

That was so obvious that you didn't even have to mention that Sticking out tongue

Anyway, I would be glad to get in touch with someone from that site who does not only criticize but also is willing to help improve the descriptions/rating.

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Hi, michuk!Congratulation,

Hi, michuk!

Congratulations, you've been slashdotted! That's the Spanish slashdot!

I've already leaved a response in which I encourage people to use the wiki to "fix" what they think is wrong.

Out of all these comments, I think you might want to know that this guy said:

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The Ubuntu "Software freedom status" section reads:

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Mostly free, but includes some proprietary drivers. Ubuntu has been first advertised as a free (as in freedom) distribution. Recently, there is a strong pressure to include more non-free components in order to make the user experience more comfortable.

But actually Mark Shuttleworth said:

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we re-affirmed the Ubuntu policy of including proprietary drivers where these are required to enable essential hardware functionality

and

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For better or worse, we already crossed that line right at the beginning of the Ubuntu project

Ubuntu has NEVER minded including non-free software (not to mention the Launchpad issue...).

Regarding openSUSE:

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Mostly free, but includes some proprietary drivers

However, as of February 2006 openSUSE's policy is:

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Novell does respect this position, and will no longer distribute non-GPL kernel modules as part of future products.

openSUSE does NOT include non-free drivers.

Come on, this site doesn't look very reliable to me. It's actually like making questions to a fanboy who has quickly tested 20 distros and mostly repeats what he has heard.

But you should feel good: The rest of the people support polishlinux and some of them just talked about the comparison itself.

Hope this helps.

Cheers!

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Corrected
Gustavo wrote:

Out of all these comments, I think you might want to know that this guy said[...]

Apparently this guy already e-mailed me in English and the referenced information has been corrected immediately.

Gustavo wrote:

But you should feel good: The rest of the people support polishlinux and some of them just talked about the comparison itself.

Good to hear this Smiling

Gustavo, Thanks a lot for your help!

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You're welcome!

You're welcome!

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