Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 14:47:05 UTC 2007

On 3/14/07, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> "Nikolas Britton" <nikolas.britton at gmail.com> writes:
> > From the choices available Ubuntu is the only one developed and
> > maintained by individuals with no commercial backing.
> Ubuntu is developed and maintained by Canonical Ltd.  (see
> http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu).

"The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made
common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system
that we have created is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for

"Debian was begun in August 1993 by Ian Murdock, as a new distribution
which would be made openly, in the spirit of Linux and GNU. Debian was
meant to be carefully and conscientiously put together, and to be
maintained and supported with similar care. It started as a small,
tightly-knit group of Free Software hackers, and gradually grew to
become a large, well-organized community of developers and users."

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