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What kind of distros should we promote?

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So many choices, here are

So many choices, here are my nominations;
Fedora/BLAG and GNU, GNU/Debian

I suppose I have to refine this as it is 3 so..

BLAG and GNU, GNU/Debian.

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B and E

I'm sorry for the long silence... I was 200km away from home in a highschool trying to teach students a bit of chemistry/physics. I did not expect to have strictly no internet access...

I think by the discussion, that we should go for B and E. I am not sure how exactly we are going to present the distros (with the question of KDE) but I will work on that this week. I think it would be a good idea to do this along with this idea of "Linux can do" article.
I have a fair amount of trust in the future of both distributions, given the stand taken by Red Hat and Canonical on their websites.
I must start by ordering a FC DVD somewhere, because such an amount of data to download is unthinkable where I live. Smiling

AndrewB, I understand your purism and determination about freedom in software. I share it as an individual. But when we try to switch many general-user people to Linux, we need to make some compromises. It would scare off so many people to go download their first Linux distro ever, and land on revolutionnary statements on a quite intimidating website. Even if it is my perception that GNU/Linux is also about overthrowing corporate control, it is not everyone's belief (Red Hat would have another opinion). And there might be "stupid companies" but without big players, we are never going to reach a decent market share. I hope you're not offended by the decision to go for Ubuntu/der. and Fedora Core.

I will be back soon with a draft for the new distro choice pages.

Apologies again for the silence... 0

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ariadacapo wrote: I'm
ariadacapo wrote:

I'm sorry for the long silence... I was 200km away from home in a highschool trying to teach students a bit of chemistry/physics. I did not expect to have strictly no internet access...

becoming a teacher ? Eye

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ariadacapo wrote: Even if
ariadacapo wrote:

Even if it is my perception that GNU/Linux is also about overthrowing corporate control, it is not everyone's belief (Red Hat would have another opinion).

GNU/Linux may be about overthrowing corporate monopoly and control over users computers, but it is not about overthrowing corporations as business structures. Even if it rarely happens, corporations can be based on a fair business model. RedHat comes very close to it actually, might even pretty much be there. So far RedHat has shown commitment not only towards their bottom line, but towards Free Software as well, although they made some compromises as well.

Anyway, I remain neutral regarding the decision for Ubuntu, but I can overall applaud a decision to go for Fedora. If you can order a DVD I think you should be fine and in the future Fedora might even have an official one-cd version.

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I have started the

I have started the transition to Ubuntu + Kubuntu + Fedora Core and I need a bit of help (I started a new thread to make things more readable).

free-zombie wrote:

becoming a teacher ? Eye

Yes! What a wonderful job, but a ridiculous and thankless way to get there in my country...

Olivier.

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