Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Aug 2006 18:15 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "How many distributions does the Linux world need? And what exactly is a distribution, as opposed to just an edition of another distribution? Why is it that there are so many developers who feel inclined to start their own project instead of joining another, more established one?"
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RE: Freedom
by r_gl on Tue 29th Aug 2006 10:53 UTC in reply to "Freedom"
r_gl
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2006-08-22

i don't think a new distribution is the right thing for universities. it's not their primary goal to create such a complex piece of software.
i'm a student too and i think it was a better idea to provide some good scripts configuring the pc as you have to... like wireless startups and so on.

an uptodate distribution is a hell of work for an university. and gnu is able to be configured to hell.

some userstory for your pleasure:
one guy was struggling with his w32 system to get wlan working, me myself was working on my notebock (no problems). when the guy asked me about how to get this running... i've told him just startup this script.

he didn't know anything about scripts and this funny os. i gave him an ubuntu live cd, per usb we copied the scripts and ... wow! it works. (yes i'm happy about his wlan card too... no wrapper needed ;) )

bit off topic sorry.

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