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27470Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Quick Ubuntu 5.10 / Latitude C600 rundown...

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  • Alexander Toresson
    Oct 20, 2005
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      On 10/20/05, Alexandre Tessier <Alexandre.Tessier@...-orleans.fr> wrote:
      > Gareth wrote:
      > > If Linux distributions can be placed on a scale with Maximum Open
      > > Source (MOS) dists at the left hand side and 'non-commercial use only'
      > > dists at the right had side (i.e. propietory binaries); Xandros would
      > > be at the very right edge, while Suse would fall somewhere in the
      > > middle, kUbuntu and Red Hat a bit more towards the left, but at the
      > > very left edge surely would be Ubuntu with a default GNOME install - a
      > > more or less 100% open source operating system.
      > I would add:
      > At the very left edge is the download edition of mandriva (100% open
      > source), while the power pack edition of mandriva is near the right edge
      > (download edition + ati/nvidia drivers, acroread...)
      > Alex.

      And Debian is another fully open source distro. Sure, there are
      special packages that d/l non-free stuff, like msttcorefonts and
      sun's jvm, though that stuff ain't included in debian; the postinst
      script just downloads the non-free stuff, to ease installation.

      Regards, Alexander Toresson
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