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Fedora, Slackware, Debian… and Philosophy

I have been quiet about Linux this week because I have been busy trying several new versions. In the process, I have learned quite a bit more, and started to think about the philosophy behind Linux, operating system choices, and Free / Open Source software in general.
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However, I just ran into something with Debian that really made me stop and think, and which fits nicely with something else I had been thinking about with Linux distributions in general. After I finished the installation, I was surprised to see that Firefox wasn't installed. No sweat, I thought, I found it in the Synaptic package manager and installed it. Except, what it turned out to have done was created a link from “firefox” to something called “iceweasel”. Hmmmm….

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