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Early 2008 Fav Distro

*BSD
2% (128 votes)
Fedora
5% (266 votes)
Debian
7% (381 votes)
Slackware
4% (216 votes)
Gentoo
4% (223 votes)
Mandriva
7% (373 votes)
PCLOS
27% (1463 votes)
SimplyMEPIS
3% (141 votes)
OpenSUSE
9% (511 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (1470 votes)
Other
6% (344 votes)
Total votes: 5516

OpenGEU or gOS

OpenGEU because it's based on e17 and gOS because it gives us a really great entry-level OS for web-centric users. I have adopted gOS as my installation choice for those users who really only want to click their way to various aspects of the web.

Klikit is home for me, the distro by friends, for friends

I use several distros and like many things about several, but Klikit is my home. I joined for the community and then fell in love with the software. Later...cos

Source Code

The important points here about providing source are:

Source code under the GPL must be made available.

So what Chris_medico_2001 was pointing out is:

1.) Apt sources for Klikit-Linux are available from the Klikit repositories or if requested via email, will be provided by an alternate method.
2.) Klikit-Linux has all of its proprietary applications created with bash scripting or are built with dialog, Xdialog, Kdialog and/or kommander.

These are all done via scripting.
Any file created with scripting programs is an editable file that is NOT compiled.
They are scripts you can open and alter at any time, therefore the scripts themselves ARE the source.

Example:

If you want to edit one of the Kommander applets, you can open it in Kommander, and you can alter it at any time. There's no source file to compile, because it is NOT a compiled applet. It is a script.

Klikit is good, Fedora too,

Klikit is good, Fedora too, and so is Dreamlinux.

Favorite 2008 Distro: Klikit.org

Without a doubt, my favorite is Klikit. It is well worth a look, especially for it's feature set unlike any other and its forum.

GW

klikit

klikit does have some interesting ideas....

But I have to vote for debian!!!

Klikit-Linux is something special

I couldn't agree with you more...
The community gets to interact directly with the Klikit team and its developers.
And the community is so warm and friendly. I could characterize it as a caring and supportive place where everyone counts.

But... Is it GNU?

No, it's not. They don't ship the sources (to the in-house utilities, that is: you can get most of the sources via apt-get source... Wait, does it even have apt?) with it, and you can't get it on their mirrors. So it's a GPL violation. Nice try.

What are you talking about?

What are you talking about? ... ALL of the in-house utilities included with Klikit-Linux are GPL, and they are available to everybody. The utilities by them self are the source because they are based on bash scripting or are built with dialog, Xdialog, Kdialog and/or kommander. If you have the program you already have the source. None of our in-house utilities are offered as binary packages (*.deb) so you will not find them under apt. I know all this because I'm the main developer behind Klikit-Linux. It would be much better that before you write these kind of statements you do some research.

I am talking about...

...this.
You need to either upload the full sources or provide a written offer to get them. The article explains it better than I can.

Again, as I stated above,

Again, as I stated above, You should research more before doing any kind of statement.
In the very front page of our web site (www.klikit-linux.com) it clearly states:

"Most of the packages we use to build Klikit-Linux are under the GPL (GNU General Public License). If you want to access their source code you can use the apt-get source command. If you can't find what you're looking for, please write to source AT klikit-linux DOT com and we will provide you with the source."

Have you really loaded and tried any of the in-house utilities? All of them clearly say that they are developed with a GPL2 license, and that the source is available for those interested.

Are you REALLY interested in getting the source?, if so just send me a e-mail, and I'll make it available to you.

Derivatives?

-- Vector, Wolvix, Zenwalk, SLAX... are they counting as Slackware?!
-- CentOS/Scientific/StartCom... uh?!

DreamLinux? Elive? MEPIS

DreamLinux? Elive? MEPIS gets its own option, and it's mostly Debian (as of 7.0)... But still, maybe whoever made that should have used categories instead of distributions, otherwise, it would be nigh-impossible to fit them all on there. DistroWatch has is 557, and it's obviously more than that.

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

today's howtos