Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 21:52 UTC, submitted by Matthew Yohnovich
Slackware, Slax "Zenwalk 3 is an operating system based on Patrick Volkerding's Slackware GNU/Linux distribution, version 10.2. The entire operating system fits on a single CD, and stays true to what the author calls the 'Zen philosophy'. This philosophy, as it has been coined, refers to Zenwalk's policy of including one application per task. I've had a few problems with Slackware and Slackware-related systems in the past, but Zenwalk has alleviated all of my stress regarding those issues. Here's why."
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Reviewer can't be taken seriously
by Lambda on Mon 16th Oct 2006 14:57 UTC
Lambda
Member since:
2006-07-28

Unfortunately, Zenwalk is not a free-by-default GNU/Linux system. Luckily, this is easy to fix, as I am informed that the Java Runtime Environment, or JRE is the only non-free component of the system. As root, perform the following command in a terminal window:

removepkg jre

Done. Zenwalk is liberated.


Do people really think they're respected because they say such things? Or is this one of these alter-online-egos, where it's all touchy-feely and "hey guys look, I'm part of the movement", but hopefully in real life doesn't actually believe this drivel? Do people really not respect real freedom so much that they diminish it by saying things like "remove jre Done. Zenwalk is liberated"?

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DKR Member since:
2005-08-22

I'm not looking for respect. I believe in the philosophy. Don't burn bridges just because you have matches.

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jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

I'm not looking for respect. I believe in the philosophy. Don't burn bridges just because you have matches.

I simply wonder if this interpretation of "the philosophy" has any useful end. If one placed a user who had no knowlege of Java licensing in front of a Zen box with or without Java, would he be able to tell the difference between the "liberated" and "non-liberated" versions except when Java programs failed to execute? Would "cp" or "dd" feel different on the "liberated" box?

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