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captain-sensible

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Richard Stallman on Windows and Slackware

Running an unauthorized copy of Windows still gives Microsoft power
over you. So I say: an unauthorized copy of Windows is a very bad
thing -- almost as bad as an authorized copy ;-{.

Slackware GNU/Linux has two flaws.
1. It contains nonfree programs.
See https://gnu.org/distros/.

2. The developers call it "Slackware Linux" which is unfair to the GNU Project.
See https://gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html and
https://gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html, plus the history in
.
 

wizardfromoz

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Haha, you may get some debate here, Andy :)

I hate to mix metaphors but you may have opened a Pandora's Box, and people are going to fall down the rabbit hole.

I'd invite readers to Google

linux not gnu

and read a few items, and you will see what I mean.

However, if you have a more generalised ambition for the thread, best to specify earlier rather than later.

I'll watch this and contribute where I can be of some assistance.

Good luck

Wizard, out for my evening.
 

captain-sensible

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the above is a direct quote from Richard Stallman (private communication ) - his words not mine. The interesting thing is hes basically saying regarding " Cloned Windows and Slackware" :
its a case of the lesser of two evils ?
 

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GNU = "GNU's not Unix"; a circular statement if there ever was one.

It was the beginning of Linux, but not the only journey for Linux. Sometimes Richard feels left out of the rest of the story.
 

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Mmmm May be that would explain this...... Drove him doing this........
 

captain-sensible

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GNU = "GNU's not Unix"; a circular statement if there ever was one.

It was the beginning of Linux, but not the only journey for Linux. Sometimes Richard feels left out of the rest of the story.
Yes maybe. I had a look at all the free distro today.none of them really measure up .no WiFi for starters. Typical comments I saw for solution was add a none free repo ,which kind of defeats the object. I can no longer go to Ghana though with an air of superiority with slackware
 

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Something like this :D
 

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That's not Richard, of course. It's a David Mann drawing, I believe, just something random from the internet ...
 


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