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> More changes, toned it down a bit, worked in your suggestions.
> Ready for bricks again.
I think the text still has not the right spirit: Indy is users in
revolt because we either feel that Linux progress is being slowed by
distributions who don't adapt to Linux world and for some of us
because we are part of those users who are not being cared for by
distributions so we feel discrimainated. That is why we want to build
a distrib reflecting the needs of the _Linux_ not Unix user.
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> <H2>Independence Linux: The user's revolt</H2>
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> <p>We want Linux to become <STRONG>the</STRONG> dominant operating system. But
> this will not happen if Linux continues to be a system for an elite, such as, a
> system that depends upon the past, UNIX. Linux has made significant inroads
Don't take this shot at Unix.
> towards being an operating system for the desktop and the
> personal computer, but not enough. Indy Linux, with help from many, can be the
> OS of choice.</p>
> <p>Independence is <STRONG>not</STRONG> a commercial distribution but we do
> hope that it will be recognized as the best distribution for amy user of
> Linux. In that sense, perhaps some magazine or book publisher will add the CD
This is premature. Indy is not the best. It is too short in manpower
for that. If we get people rallying to it we can make it the best.
For now I would be happy if we get Indy being the distrib xlosest to
> we are developing as an added feature. Indy is striving to be a distribution
> which is built by volunteers who are willing to take some of the best of
> what UNIX has to offer and think Linux.</p>
One of the main ideas in Indy is that distribs have not cared enough
about those Linux users who are unlike anything you see in Unix work.
And that it is time users take care of themselves through Indy.
> <H3>UNIX was not intended</H3>
> <li> to be used at home.
> <li> to be used for dial up connections.
> <li> for intermittent use, turning it off and on during the day.
> <li> to be used without an experienced system administrators.
> <H3>Linux can do all of the above and</H3>
But you don't say why Linux can do things that Unix neer did: it is
not atech,ical problem but one of price.
> <li> can be used as a server, linked to many computers,
> including ones that have Windows or NT as their operating system.
Here you should emphasize that when in an NT network Linux could be a
worstation. Every distrib does the proper (ie include Samba) for
having Linux being the main boss in an NT network but Indy also tries
to make it easier when Linux acts as a workstation: with the growing
number of office aplications for Linux this is not a theorical
> <li> can be integrated in a Windows or NT server configuration
> <li> you can be your own system administrator to fix problems.
> <li> is not expensive.
> <li> can be used as the home computer.
> <li> can be used as a game computer.
And here you should highlight the unfulfilled needs in the present day
Linux world: we have two questions to answer: why another distrib?
(User's revolt) and why we revolt. So we must hoghlight some needs
who have been put aside for years.
> <H3>The Independence distribution</H3>
> <p>We feel that some but not all of the above are being considered in
> current distributions. Indy wants to do it better, to be designed for users by
> users. We built it because we feel Linux does not need to be UNIX. We think
> that other distributions have blindly depended and followed the UNIX mold,
> which has held down the growth of Linux.<BR>
Linux areas of use are a superset of those of Unix and that means that
in some areas we can't follow a non-existing Unix path.
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> <p>Independence is volunteer work, we will progress faster if
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