Fwd: Dell is asking what free OS to preinstall

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Wed Mar 14 15:13:13 UTC 2007

"Nikolas Britton" <nikolas.britton at gmail.com> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> writes:
> > "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
> short."

Ubuntu is not Debian.  It is a derivative of Debian maintained by a
commercial entity.  The only difference between Canonical and RedHat
or Novell in that respect is that Canonical charge only for support,
not for the software.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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