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Old 05-16-2014, 10:56 AM   #31
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thanks again. i have an old pc sitting at home without an hd. maybe i will grab an hd from work and give it a whirl on that. i support foss so i guess it is the least i can do
That's great!! It comes with Xfce too... From what I see in your profile distros!!
 
Old 05-16-2014, 10:58 AM   #32
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nice, i use xfce now
 
Old 05-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #33
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Hello Dragonians! Good to be here, registered in LQ just to be part of this forum. Nice to meet you all!!
 
Old 05-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #34
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Lightbulb Some Dragora references

Here's the newest LinuxQuestions reference: http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...p?product=2143 and DistroWatch: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07215
HTH, Colin. 16 May 2014
 
Old 05-16-2014, 06:50 PM   #35
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A simple Linux distro that uses runit for init and startx rather than some piece of crap GUI login manager U say?


 
Old 05-17-2014, 05:27 AM   #36
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Hi guys,
if anyone want to find if his hardware supported by Gnu Linux-Libre kernel can search here. Unfortunately, if you cannot find your hardware there may it is not supported and you have to come to the fore and create an open source(100%) driver for you and whole community.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 08:06 AM   #37
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A simple Linux distro that uses runit for init and startx rather than some piece of crap GUI login manager U say?


KISS is the key philosophy here, yes. And YAGNI too... You Aint Gonna Need It
 
Old 05-19-2014, 12:48 AM   #38
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Hello Dragorians

Looking at you :-)
 
Old 05-19-2014, 01:37 AM   #39
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I am looking forward to trying it. I have not done so yet, because I do not have an internet connection at home. When I move to a new job (soon) it will be possible for me to install it on my spare partition and test it. Even if it turns out to be too difficult for me to use, I would still be thrilled the distribution exists. Any system that is dedicated to the free software moment is a benefit. (Free software; not, has proprietary shitware but is free.) Even if I end up never using the system, I wish you all the best.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 11:05 AM   #40
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Good question.

Dragora is free (free as in freedom) in first place, it follows the Guidelines for Free System Distributions respecting your freedom. See also http://dragora.org/wiki/doku.php/faq..._i_use_dragora
What is so different about that? The other 646 distros are free too (as in also.) That does not make you diferent or a reason to even look at Dragora. As the old song goes, "freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose." What makes you better or different from the other 647 distros to make me want to spend the time to even explore Dragora? Is it another "based on distro X" with a prety interface that does nothing any better than "distro Y?"
 
Old 05-19-2014, 11:21 AM   #41
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What is so different about that? The other 646 distros are free too (as in also.) That does not make you diferent or a reason to even look at Dragora. As the old song goes, "freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose." What makes you better or different from the other 647 distros to make me want to spend the time to even explore Dragora? Is it another "based on distro X" with a prety interface that does nothing any better than "distro Y?"
Excuse me dear friend!! But, I think I don't have to confront you in sth... because you do that by yourself!!

1. If you had read what is free as in freedom you might not have said those things you say about freedom.
2. Google about Linux-Libre.
3. Linux in general has many many packages that include proprietary software in them!!
4. Dragora is one of the officially 8 100% free distros in the world!! So, it is special in some way, and
5. Did you see that it is not based in anywhere? It is made from scratch and it is independent!!

So, what exactly are you trying to say?

PS: You are free not to use it!! hahahaha
 
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:51 AM   #42
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Is it another "based on distro X" with a prety interface that does nothing any better than "distro Y?"
This subforum is new, but dragora has been around for about 5 years or so... and it's not based on any other distro. You might want to actually get your facts straight before ranting needlessly.
 
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:38 PM   #43
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What is so different about that? The other 646 distros are free too (as in also.) That does not make you diferent or a reason to even look at Dragora. As the old song goes, "freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose." What makes you better or different from the other 647 distros to make me want to spend the time to even explore Dragora? Is it another "based on distro X" with a prety interface that does nothing any better than "distro Y?"
My friend if you use any GNU/Linux distro you can feel the different each of them. So every distro is different, especially the 100% free distros. Just try it! Also you don't need to use Dragora or any other GNU/Linux distribution if you don't want. Yeah you are free! Just go on with your winslows 7.

At the bottom of this page GNU you will find another one answer
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“Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.”
Ahh!There is a song goes like that The Free Software Song.
 
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:12 AM   #44
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Hey everyone, glad to see another linux-libre distro out there. Anyway, I have a few questions, as I would really be interested in running Dragora (I'm going to get around to an install anyway when I have some free time, but that's neither here nor there).

1. I understand it is a source based distro, something I like (one area where I wish Linux were sticking closer to its *nix roots). Do you have a proper package manager (similar to NetBSD's pkgsrc being ported to Slackware for instance), or is all dependency handling required by the user (not something I'm inherently opposed to, just curious)? If not, do you have any plans to develop/port a package manager (say pkgsrc, a ports like system, etc.)?

2. Is XFCE the only supported desktop in the installer? I am liking LXQt a lot, any chance you would include it as a default option in the future?

3. Do you still support LILO along with GRUB?

Anyway, I'm glad to see that you are providing a source based, linux-libre distro similar to Slackware. I like that distro due to its KISS and YAGNI philosophy, but they aren't interested in linux-libre or being FSF compliant, so I'm not running it currently. I'm also a huge fan of runit, so a source based, linux-libre distro with it over initrd is exactly what I'm looking for. Most of the other FSF compliant distros seem to be leaving behind traditional UNIX design principles, so yours really is a breath of fresh air. As far as I know, it's the only one aiming for that, so I really hope Dragora sticks around and succeeds.

Last edited by LinuxRadio; 05-21-2014 at 12:14 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2014, 12:58 AM   #45
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1. I understand it is a source based distro, something I like (one area where I wish Linux were sticking closer to its *nix roots). Do you have a proper package manager (similar to NetBSD's pkgsrc being ported to Slackware for instance), or is all dependency handling required by the user (not something I'm inherently opposed to, just curious)? If not, do you have any plans to develop/port a package manager (say pkgsrc, a ports like system, etc.)?
The package manager in the current version (2.2) is pkgsystem. It's a very simple system and not proper by your definition. Dependency handling is required by the user.

The next version will feature a package manager called Toque.
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2. Is XFCE the only supported desktop in the installer? I am liking LXQt a lot, any chance you would include it as a default option in the future?
scrotwm and icewm is also included.

I can't tell if LXQt will ever be included by default. I can build a package of it if there is interest though.
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3. Do you still support LILO along with GRUB?
In the current version you can choose between the two.
 
  


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