Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Dec 2006 22:21 UTC
Games Those who intend to install a Linux distribution on a Sony PlayStation 3 will be pleased to learn that Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 is now available for free download. Originally released on 27 November, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 is a Fedora-based distribution tailored to run on Sony PlayStation 3. It features a graphical installation program and includes the Linux kernel 2.6.16, X.Org 7.0 (3D acceleration not supported), Enlightenment 17 as the default desktop (KDE 3.5.3 and GNOME 2.14 are also available), Firefox 1.5, OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 and other popular open source software applications for desktops, servers, media playback and software development.
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RE: Re: Amazing news!
by sukru on Fri 29th Dec 2006 07:11 UTC in reply to "Re: Amazing news!"
sukru
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2006-11-19

Building a Linux distribution is not easy. Having many enhtuaistic contributors like Debian, or a wealthy owner like Ubuntu is not an option for most companies.

So they charge for some of their services (like support, documentation, building binaries, etc) in order to pay their expenses.

For an extreme example, telling hard working programmers like Alan Cox that they should not recieve a salary because RedHat should give away all their stuff for free is actually an insult to all computer engineers. (Ok, Alan no longer works for RedHat but he used to for a long time. And yes RedHat gives away all their suff for free, the example is for an anology of YellowDog situation).

Thus, as long as they give back most (or even better all) of their contributions back, I do not see a problem.

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