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I was poking around Turbolinux's website and I bore witness to their revolutionary new product: http://www.turbolinux.com/products/10F/ I find their marketing to be rather implicit: broadband + multimedia = find your ...
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    Find my WHAT!?


    I was poking around Turbolinux's website and I bore witness to their revolutionary new product:

    http://www.turbolinux.com/products/10F/

    I find their marketing to be rather implicit: broadband + multimedia = find your "F"

    I'm thinking their next release is going to be called "P"

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    I can see what you mean. Very strange marketing! Rather floaty and disconnected - Maybe their marketing people are minimalists?
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    One thing I noticed, why do the still use XFree86 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
    One thing I noticed, why do the still use XFree86 ?
    Stability? Theirs looks like a system that is very integrated and tailored to function as a whole, so I bet they've made a lot of changes and additions which make it more difficult for them to upgrade to new versions of software without having to do more work. I think a lot of distros still use XFree86 4.3, and they're waiting for the right time to switch over to Xorg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
    One thing I noticed, why do the still use XFree86 ?
    What's wrong with XFree86? Debian uses that and I've found it just as good as Xorg...hell, their config files are even interchangeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
    One thing I noticed, why do the still use XFree86 ?
    What's wrong with XFree86? Debian uses that and I've found it just as good as Xorg...hell, their config files are even interchangeable.
    Yeah, at this point they're still pretty much identical; that might change in the future, though.

    Is it really a surprise that Debian hasn't moved to a new system?
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    I prefer X.org simpley because it's easier for me to type. It sounds silly, but it really makes my life easier when I'm running it and editting the config file from the command line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatinglemur
    I prefer X.org simpley because it's easier for me to type. It sounds silly, but it really makes my life easier when I'm running it and editting the config file from the command line.
    Well, they're still equal to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel
    Well, they're still equal to me.
    Have you read their licenses? That's the main difference in my mind. At the moment their functionality is the same since they share the same basic codebase, but XFree86 pissed off a lot of people with their last license change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Have you read their licenses?
    Isn't that why we have Xorg in the first place? I would ask that everybody support Xorg instead of XFree86 but I don't actually know what they changed about the license; this wasn't clearly explained on Slashdot, and nobody I knew could tell me. When I went to XFree86's website, they said that it's still open source and free, so I was confused.

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