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    A presentation on linux facts

    http://bit.ly/bDIJ6R

    I have to check for the accuracy of the data
    your comments?
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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    Wow, some of them are quite interesting.

    Im gonna bookmark that and show all my converts.

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    I don't know who came up with those "facts", some of them are wrong. For instance there is no way there could have been a Live CD in 1992, and Dell was not the first major manufacturer to offer a Linux variant pre-installed.

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I don't know who came up with those "facts", some of them are wrong. For instance there is no way there could have been a Live CD in 1992, and Dell was not the first major manufacturer to offer a Linux variant pre-installed.
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    Please fix the slide show, and provide citation. Or label it appropriately as fiction, or take it down.

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    Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux did release an alpha liveCD version in 92.Hardware limitations made it useless, the project died in 95. Still kinda cool historical bit though. Dell definitely was NOT the first big OEM to ship computers with linux, I remember for sure Lindows in Wal-Mart through Microtel, circa 2002, not sure if there was another big one before that or not, its been too long.
    Last edited by Gallahhad; February 11th, 2010 at 10:35 AM.

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    Those are some interesting fact. As a newbie I am getting to know more about Linux.

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    what about the titanic and avatar slides.. were they really made on linux?
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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    i guess those are true:
    i found this:
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/2494
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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    40 is too much.

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    slide 17 "if GUN had had a kernal"

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    Re: A presentation on linux facts

    Some of those are quite mundane facts - "IBM is going to ship a new server designed for Linux". So freaking what, they've been shipping servers designed for Linux for years!

    And some I doubt. Linus probably still would have written the Linux kernel even if GNU HURD was available. Linus originally didn't write Linux for GNU, he wrote it to scratch his itch and because the author of Minix wouldn't accept his patches.

    And some would say that Slackware didn't bring Linux beyond the "coder cult" - Mandrake did. Yggdrasil also doesn't really qualify as a 'live CD' any more than a rescue shell on the Debian install CD does; the first real live CD was quite probably Knoppix. Ubuntu wasn't the first Linux distro to be offered to desktop users by a major OEM; I think once again Mandrake has that honour.
    Last edited by 3rdalbum; February 11th, 2010 at 01:40 PM.
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