Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2008 16:14 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
GNU, GPL, Open Source Free Software/open source often gets a bad rap for innovating. It just rips-off the work of commercial developers, right? Not so, as this Linux Format piece argues. FLOSS has pioneered, or been a catalyst in, some notable changes in the computing world. Several of these innovations are OS-related.
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RE[7]: the real innovation
by proftv on Wed 29th Oct 2008 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: the real innovation"
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I don't know if you've tried Ubuntu in the last few years but you can download .deb installation files and install them just like installing an .exe in Windows. I do it all the time. You don't need to use the package manager to download software. is a great place to find .deb install files for all kinds of software. I also find .deb install files offered on a lot of open source software developer's websites. Maybe you should try Ubuntu? You may be more comfortable with Kubuntu though, it looks more like Windows.

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