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Old 12-17-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Alien Linux distros?

Why Linux distros from outside United States and Western Europe don't appear on any Linux distro timeline?


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Old 12-17-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Ubuntu is from outside the us, and its on them, so is mandriva.
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Is it a communication problem?

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by antoniog View Post
Is it a communication problem?
As I have said there are some distros from ouotside of the US on them, the reason alot of them are from the US, is because most of the main distros are primarily developed in the US
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suse, arguably the main disto at the mo for business is primarly developed in germany...

outsuide of western europe you could try red flag linux
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I have a different view on the alien Linux.

When I assembled 145 systems to boot there were 39 countries contributing to the distros.

Out of the 145 systems only 44 were originated from USA.

I believe all of them can be traced back to Slackware, Red Hat, Debian, Suse, Mandrake and Genntoo families but others like Slax, Knoppix, Ubuntu etc would regard themselves of having their own families.

The main driving force in Linux appears to be the Europeans, judging from the current 3 most popular downloads from In term of popularity the Americam Red Hat (or distros based on it) is perhaps the most popular worldwide as it is well established in Japan and China.

Linux is truly international. That is possibly one of the few interest in life where we can share with everybodye from different country. Thus there is no alien in Linux.

If you can't read a desktop in a lanuguage from Nepal (Nepalinux) or Thai (Linux TXE) but able to change the language and keyboard settings back to English to operate it normally do you still treat it as alien?


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