Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 13th Apr 2004 20:17 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews What happens when ex-Lycoris employees join a Linux-friendly hardware computer reseller? Apparently, a new desktop Linux distro with a kick: the hardware that comes with it is meant to give you the Apple experience. ION Linux is a Debian-based distro that is meant to work well with the hardware it sells with. Read on for our interview with Element Computer's Mike Hjorleifsson (one of the founders and CTO) regarding their new upcoming products and a screenshot of ION.
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by z1xq on Wed 14th Apr 2004 12:23 UTC

It doesn't matter what distro it is built on. The very fact that they won't divulge any developer info is fishy. This interview seemed to not be quite in the spirit of open source. I realize that free software is free to use, but the GPL also states that changes to the code have to be made publicly available. This guy is trying to hide that info that the GPL requires you to make public. If no source changes are being made then what is the advantage of using it. If you want the "Mac" experience with Linux just make sure your hardware is Nvidia and Soundblaster with a name brand network card at least 18 months old. Better yet buy a Mac. I have a 366Mhz G4 running OS10.3 with a net investment of $125. If this is truly a custom distro then the identity of the dev team should be no secret. On the Xandros web site they tell who their developers are.