Talk:Operating Systems/Linux

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To characterize Ubuntu as "popular for its inclusion of non-free software" is a gross mischaracterization. What about NewsForge: Ubuntu says no to non-free video drivers for Feisty? Both Debian and Ubuntu are firmly behind free software, but Ubuntu's focus on regular releases and more effort put into dealing with new and desktop users naturally makes it more attractive to people looking for those things. And yes, there are some differences in what Ubuntu includes and what Debian includes, and Debian tends to take a harder line on keeping non-free software out of its distribution. We geeks and distribution watchers might think this is of tantamount importance, but it really is secondary to the primary issue of who each distribution caters to. Ben Armstrong 12:05, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The above comments are quite correct. However I don't think the original writer meant to imply that 'inclusion of non-free software' in itself makes Ubuntu popular. I have made heavy changes to the first few paragraphs of this article. I believe they are better but are unlikely to be perfect! I've also changed the distribution list a little to correct Ben Armstrong's concerns. Unixtastic 22:07, 17 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there a consensus that the dash is more appropriate?[edit source]

Is there a consensus that the dash is more appropriate than a slash? --Remi 06:20, 22 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]