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    RPM based distributions


    Due to a commercial software requirements my focus has been on RPM based distributions. My personal preference has been SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop). Though while familiar with several popular RPM based distributions I was some what surprised to find one called Linux XP Desktop. Has anyone here evaluated this distribution? If so what good or bad points did you notice?

    http://www.linux-xp.com/

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    this linux xp is not a freeware after 90 boots it will stop working and u have purchase a serial number

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    Quote Originally Posted by seshu
    this linux xp is not a freeware after 90 boots it will stop working and u have purchase a serial number
    Seriously? That has to breach some element of the original software licence! Maybe section 6 -
    6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.
    Not to mention the fact that if you do modify any program or the kernel to require authorisation you are required under the GPL to distribute the code added to make this happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seshu
    this linux xp is not a freeware after 90 boots it will stop working and u have purchase a serial number
    Doesn't this violate the GPL by the company only providing a commercial distribution and not also providing the source code? Even companies such as Novell and Red Hat offer a free open source version of their Linux distribution and make the source code easily accessible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL

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    just see this what they posted n there site

    http://www.linux-xp.com/faq/2097.php

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    I cannot believe this! These people should be harassed for doing this. To me, they are no better than Microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seshu
    just see this what they posted n there site

    http://www.linux-xp.com/faq/2097.php
    It doesn't seem to say anything about the limited booting. Can you link me on that?

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    go to this page

    http://www.linux-xp.com/buy-license/

    and see this statement

    "This license key (serial number) allows you to register your Linux XP Desktop 2006 copy ( infinite runs number ) and to get official updates and technical support from our team."

    these guyz or too clever ,why dont to try it, it looks good works good until 90 boots

    see this u can find they are releasing source code bcoz as i am a newbie to linux i cant understand the concept what they are releasing
    http://www.linux-xp.com/download/

    actually one of my friend used this linux xp and after around 90 boots it stopped working and asked for a serial number and we searched on the internet for this issue and at last we confirmed that we have buy the product

    "sorry for my bad english"

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    I assume they have some properitary bit that stops the login if you didn't buy it.
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