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Another distribution?? But why?

Do you know what the plans are for the future?  Will Linux-Athena become a
slightly modified Fedora?


Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> writes:
> Grant Young <granty at> writes:
> > I haven't personally used the Linux-Athena distribution but I did have
> > experience trying to use the earlier Athena versions with non-Athenized
> > applications (like Oracle) and it was pretty much a disaster.  Project
> > Athena solves the workstation application and file server maintenance
> > problem for MIT very, very well and their programmers do an amazing job
> > keeping things up to date.  The thing that makes Athena work well is its
> > elegantly engineered rigidity.  But in my experience the tweaks and
> > improvements they put in for their environment usually mess up services
> > and interfaces expected by many applications.  YMMV.
> I can wholeheartedly say that this has changed significantly in the
> past, oh five+ years..  I suspect it's been that long since you've
> tried?  The Linux-Athena "distro" is really Red Hat with a few
> modified or replaced RPMS.  But it still is Red Hat at the core.
> -derek
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