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    Canterbury Linux

    Making the April Fool's joke a collaboration between 5 debian distros to create a unified distribution which, and I quote "target is to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity", is one interesting exercise in self-deprecation.

    Given the spirit of the day, in which a story must be ran that is somewhat believable but shocking, it is curious that among the linux community the story is about at lack of collaboration, a need to unify, and a requirement to compete with commercial software.

    Of course, this "unified effort" is having all 5 distros combine the same gag for one day. But... what if I didn't get the joke?
    Last edited by Mario F.; 03-31-2011 at 08:45 PM.
    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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