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    Smile Linux is a Commie plot?

    Well it is now, thanks to Uncle Fidel

    Yes folks, Cuba have launched their very own Linux distro. I think that it is based on Gentoo.

    You can get it here, but don't hold your breath...........I think their server is a 286

    http://www.nova.uci.cu/website/?q=node/21

    Two of the reasons for the project are cited as not being dependent on the USA in case of embargos, and they don't trust Winders not to have US government backdoors in it.

    Could be fun as my Spanish is very rusty

    Well, it finally downloaded and I burnt the ISO. It was 696MB, so it will just fit on a CD (I think............I used a DVD)

    It boots as a live CD/DVD and puts up a wallpaper, some icons and a taskbar.

    There is a Nova tab down the bottom left corner where "Start" is in Windows and that is the "Menu Principal" which takes you into all sorts of goodies.

    I need to do a lot more research, but it sure as hell doesn't look like any Gentoo distro I have seen.

    I would say it was someone's first pass at developing a Windows Killer?

    EDIT:I found this from a year ago that seems to support my suggestion of political motivation:

    Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes, an old comrade-in-arms of President Fidel Castro, raised suspicions about Microsoft's cooperation with U.S. military and intelligence agencies as he opened a technology conference this week. He called the world's information systems a "battlefield" where Cuba is fighting against imperialism. He also noted that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates once described copyright reformers _ including people who want to do away with proprietary software _ as "some new modern-day sort of communists" _ which is a badge of honor from the Cuban perspective.
    And:

    Cuba also has trouble keeping proprietary software current. Its sluggish satellite link to the outside world makes downloads of updates agonizingly slow. And U.S. companies, apparently worried about American laws restricting trade with Cuba, are increasingly blocking downloads to the island.
    I can certainly vouch for that, it took about 2.5hours to download!
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    Linux...a commie plot?

    I was sure it was an Islamic cult, headed by none other than Mullah Nasrudin.

    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...on-24108.shtml
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    Nah brokencrow, it's definitely commie:

    He also noted that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates once described copyright reformers _ including people who want to do away with proprietary software _ as "some new modern-day sort of communists"
    If Billygoat Gates said it, then we know it must be true?

    I have had another look at the live CD version and here are a few of the things it has:


    • Calculator
    • Photocapture
    • Dictionary (Spanish I think )
    • Notepad
    • Character Map
    • Command Line Interface
    • Open Office Draw
    • Open Office Writer/Web
    • Other Open Office stuff (spreadsheet, presentations, database etc.)
    • Document Viewer
    • Image Viewer
    • Avahi Zeroconf Browser
    • Pilot Sync
    • Bon Echo
    • Pidgin Internet Client
    • Network Manager
    • GParted
    • Gnome
    • Samba
    • E-mail,address book & calendar
    • Audacious
    • CD/DVD Ripper
    • CD/DVD Cloner
    • VLC Media Player
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • Integration with M$ Active Directory
    • Power Management
    • Desktop Management
    • User & Authorities Management
    • Performance Monitor
    • Archive (file) Explorer

    And a load of other stuff.

    I will try it on an Pentium PIII/512Mb PC2100 and a Duron 1.3 GHz/512Mb PC2100.
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    Given the state for which Capitalism has left the Western countries economies in I don't think that a Communist plot would be such a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    Integration with M$ Active Directory
    I wonder how well they worked that out. Easier said than done, methinks.
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