Mint was founded by Clement Lefevre who's French. And one of the main developers is Russian.Debian was founded by Ian Murdock. He was American. Debian is developed by people all around the world. Is it an American distro or international?
Ubuntu was founded by Mark Shuttleworth. He is South African. The Canonical company is based in the Isle of Man, UK.
This is a good point. But regularly, even daily, Linux user the world over enter their root password (or their user password to allow root access through sudo) to turn over control to the distro's update software to make changes as needed. How difficult would it be to hide a secret, non-open module among all that to add spying capability? And maybe delete it on the next update.Security? Linux is supposed to be totally transparent. People can look at the source code. Has there ever been advice to stop using any Linux version because it is insecure?
Communists have not been in power since 1991, when the USSR was disbanded(In a communist state, you can't just say no.)
Has there ever been a real Communist government anywhere? Your Wikipedia article surprised me. It sounds brutally honest.Communists have not been in power since 1991, when the USSR was disbanded
In this thread there seems to be fear of politicizing things. But isn't the very nature of a question about "Russian distributions" political? But fear not, I doubt anyone will get emotional over the Russian government.In Russian politics, a "party of power" is a specially established party which unconditionally supports the current president or prime minister in the parliament.
Is it? The OP made no mention of politics, or fear, or mistrust. He simply asked folks to give opinion or rate a few distros. Humans seem to all have fears of one sort or another, many brought on by bias and prejudices... some earned, some taught, and some imagined. If personal fear or mistrust causes one to not use a certain distro, we have no way to alleviate those fears... so don't use that distro. But please try not to instill those same fears into others. Perhaps they might find that distro to be exactly what they are looking for.In this thread there seems to be fear of politicizing things. But isn't the very nature of a question about "Russian distributions" political?
It is.Is it?
Then what's the point of singling out Russian distros? How would Russian distros be any different than any others, except that they presumably are compiled and controlled within the country known for lack of freedom and which therefore presumably might be tempted to abuse a Linux distro for it's state aims?The OP made no mention of politics, or fear, or mistrust.
Maybe I was wrong. Though I think the fear of fear might be driving things here.But fear not, I doubt anyone will get emotional over the Russian government.