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Re: How long to setup a new system?

 On Jan 30, 2008 10:50 AM, Jarod Wilson <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> No, I've heard of Gobuntu before. But that isn't the distro du jour 
> coming out of Canonical. How many people actually use it, juxtaposed to 
> {Ku,U}buntu? Joe Schmoe has never heard of Gobuntu. He typically grabs 
> either Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, or <insert other distro(s) here>... 

Users seem to find the latter more useful -- caring nothing for software purity! 

> Yes. We let users choose what packages they want at installation time. 
> All the binary-only firmware bits are in one sub-group ("Hardware 
> Support"), so if you uncheck that group, you get no binary-only firmware 
> bits. I don't know if someone has done a Fedora spin that completely 
> omits those bits or not (would be dead simple to do so), but given that 
> the Fedora installer actually lets users choose what gets installed, I 
> don't think its necessary to achieve the same level of purity/freeness 
> as Gobuntu. 

Touche!  I had no idea!  And knowing is half the battle... G - I ... 
umm wait ... (thx for the info) 

> Did I mention that I enjoy a good debate too? :D 

I always see to learn something cool from you when I get fired up. 
I'll plan to ruffle your feathers in the future too :-) 
Kristian Erik Hermansen 
"Know something about everything and everything about something." 

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