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Integrated your thoughts, succinctly, but enough to get them across. I hope :)



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<H2>Why Independence?</H2>

<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. Many Linux
distributions seem to ignore us, the user. Linux has made significant inroads
towards being an operating system for the desktop and the personal computer,
but not enough. Indy Linux, with help from many, can be a distribution that
meets the needs of any Linux user for home or office.</p>

<p>Independence is <STRONG>not</STRONG> a commercial distribution but we do
hope that it will be one of the the better distributions for any user of
Linux. In that sense, perhaps some magazine or book publisher will add the CD
we are developing as an added feature.</p>

<p>UNIX and Linux are often confused as being one and the same, they are not,
even though they have many things in common. 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> 

 <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 is free and can do more:</H3>



   With every distribution, Samba is included, which means your computer:

  <li> can be used as the main server, linked to many computers,
   including ones that have Windows or NT as their operating system.

  <li> can be integrated in a Windows or NT server configuration.

  <li> (Indy tries to make it easier for interconnecting different operating
   systems, even printing from any computer.)


 <li> you can be your own system administrator to fix problems.

 <li> many office sweets are available especially for Linux, and free.

 <li> is not expensive.

 <li> can be used as the home computer.

 <li> can be used as a game computer.


<H3>The Independence distribution is a small revolt</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. Some paths UNIX cannot go, Linux

You can find more info about Indy in the
<A HREF="/distribution/"> distribution page</A>.

<p>Independence is volunteer work, we will progress faster if
<STRONG>you</STRONG> participate.  If you believe that Linux users are
different and need <A HREF="/thinklinux.shtml"> <STRONG>Linux</STRONG>
solutions.</A>  <BR>

<H3>Volunteer!</H3> If you want to be a user in the front lines, who want Linux
to spread beyond the UNIX mold <A HREF="/subscribing/">join us!</A>

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