Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:15 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Linux Gary Richmond at Freesoftware Magazine looks at Acer's Aspire One, the latest ultra portable laptop computer to feature GNU/Linux. It runs Linpus Linux Lite, a hacked version of Fedora 8. At last we have a version of Linux not tainted with the kernel source code issues and GPL violations that characterised Xandros on the Asus EeePC.
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I'm confused
by nonesuch on Tue 8th Jul 2008 17:28 UTC
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And I think the author is too. He's preaching the evils of proprietary software, saying:
If you navigate to /etc/system-release you will discover that Linpus is based on a fork of Fedora 8 (Werewolf). That’s better. Much better. Fedora has managed to avoid shabby deals with Microsoft and playing fast and loose with Kernel source code and the GPL. At last, a version of GNU/Linux on an ultra portable you can use with a clear conscience.

But then, in the very same paragraph, he says
On the plus side though, Linpus comes bundled with MP3, WMV and Flash support and plugins.

So he doesn't mind proprietary stuff being used, as long as the vendor hasn't made any "shabby deals" to do so legally?

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