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I just fixed a spelling error or two and stuck in words where it made no 
In a message dated 11/16/99 1:26:52 AM Eastern Standard Time, bud@seul.org 

<< Jean
 Integrated your thoughts, succinctly, but enough to get them across. I hope 
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Why Independence?

We want Linux to become <STRONG>the</STRONG> dominant operating system.  
Butthis 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 thatmeets the needs of any Linux user for home or office.
Independence is <STRONG>not</STRONG> a commercial distribution but we dohope 
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.
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.      UNIX was not intended

  <ul>  <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.  </li>    Linux is free 
and can do more:

<ul>  <ul>   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.)   </ul> <li> you can be your own system 
administrator to fix problems.  <li> many office suites are available 
especially for Linux, and free. <li> Linux is not expensive.  <li> Linux can 
be used as the home computer. <li> Linux can be used as a game computer.  
</ul>    The Independence distribution is a small revolt

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, Linuxcan.
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distribution page</A>.
Independence is volunteer work, we will progress faster 
if<STRONG>you</STRONG> participate.  If you believe that Linux users 
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