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Old 11-06-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
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Any British distros?


Hey folks.


We all know that distro such as SuSE is German and Mandrake is French.

However, are there any British ones? By this, I mean originating in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man/White/etc. etc.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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you know what I was thinking the same thing sometime ago and so far I haven't found one.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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I can think of two: Blag and Rubyx.
Blag is based on Fedora, Rubyx is completely independent. Both are small but they definitely exist (I run Rubyx myself). Both are listed on distrowatch.

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Old 11-07-2004, 02:24 AM   #4
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I'll have to take a look at them at some point. I am distro junkie, I like to try any versions of Linux out there.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:55 AM   #5
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Tried Gentoo yet ?

ive not tried many distro's...
Redhat 9, Fedore Core 1 + 2, Slackware, Mandrake, Linux From Scratch, and Gentoo.

Gentoo is by far the most origonal, and my most favorite.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:26 PM   #6
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Gentoo though is American I think?
 
Old 11-19-2004, 06:54 PM   #7
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Gentoo is pretty international, but 'officially' it is American - that is, its listing on Distrowatch names US as the origin. The thing about Gentoo fans is, they cannot stop themselves from plugging Gentoo at any and all occasions, no matter how irrelevant or inapropriate it might be...

Poor Sod: "my house just burned down and it wasn't insured!"
Gentoo Fan: "yeah, but have you tried Gentoo yet?"
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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same as mepis users, they seem to be trying to convert any and everybody to their distro of choice on this forum.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ferrix
Poor Sod: "my house just burned down and it wasn't insured!"
Gentoo Fan: "yeah, but have you tried Gentoo yet?"
Ha!! This made me laugh. Good one ferrix -- J.W.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:00 PM   #10
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Gentoo the most original? How do you get that? Every distro has something unique, making it original in its own way. Comparing in originality is like comparing how different my genes are from yours.

Anyway, I thought suse was British. Might be wrong.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 10:39 PM   #11
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Chrax, Suse was German. But now that it was bought by Novell, I guess it is American too...
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:54 AM   #12
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Well, there you go...you don't have any choice left but to create original british distro...
 
Old 12-11-2004, 05:03 AM   #13
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Well, I spent a while going through each and every distro on DistroWatch, and I came up with the following list:

Ayrsoft
BLAG
CensorNet
DebXPde
Feather Linux
Gentoox
Pie Box Enterprise Linux
Project development Enlightenment verbose (Project dEv)
Rubyx
Salvare
SmoothWall Express (formerly SmoothWall GPL)
Ubuntu Linux


They are all listed under the United Kingdom, except for Ubuntu which is listed as Isle of Man. However, some say Ubuntu is Spanish.
So, anyway, there is a topic about that on their forums and I'll wait to see the response.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 09:22 AM   #14
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Ubuntu is not Spanish but South African. The guy who started and sponsors this distro is South African although his company is registered in the Isle of Man.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #15
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I just checked the Ubuntu board on the topic about it, and it's from Isle of Man.

I know the founder is South African, although that doesn't make the distro South African. If say an American creates a company in Spain, it makes the company Spanish not American. It was started in Spain, and first registered in Spain, therefore is Spanish.

And since Isle of Man is British, I would class this distro as British.
 
  


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