Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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RE[2]: Sad.
by cmchittom on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad."
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It is one of the few GNU distros that is desktop oriented

Uh, what? In the first place, DistroWatch lists no less that 181 distributions as "Desktop."[1] In the second place, what is a "GNU distro"? As far as I'm aware the only thing that fits that description is the Hurd. (Yes, Linux distributions contain lots of important GNU tools, and in a technical/legal sense I suppose that makes them GNU distributions as well. But that wasn't the question.)

and works to improve the desktop experience.

Which means what, exactly? (The answer to that might answer my original question.)


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RE[3]: Sad.
by spiderman on Mon 9th Jan 2012 21:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad."
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And what is a linux distro? I call it a GNU distro because GNU can compile itself, whereas Linux can not. But whatever. This is an endless debate and I do not want to dive into it again.

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