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Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?


"What can we non-athletes do? Test software. Install it. Try it every-which-way," advised Robert Pogson. "Make suggestions. Make choices. Write documentation. Teach folks how to use the software. Write bug reports. All of these are every bit as necessary as the code-jockeying ... . Software without users is like maths without an application, apple pie without cheese, a kiss without a squeeze."
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4MLinux Is So Lightweight It's Anemic


I worked with the all-in-one version of 4MLinux for several days, and I had a very frustrating experience trying to deal with the little distro that could not. The separate mini distros had a few usability issues too. I was disappointed by the minimalistic software inventory. Unless you install them to the hard drive, very few of the included apps actually run.
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Re: Diggs, Damn Diggs and Censorship: R.I.P. Linux? 4  hairyfeet   2010-08-18 15:05:47 
Re: AWN Ekes Out a Win in the Battle of the Dock Apps 2  bassmanitram   2010-08-13 03:33:11 
Re: Rogue Android Devs Plant SMS-Crazy Trojan in App 2  speakmymind   2010-08-11 22:22:38 
Re: Study: Big Biz Falls in Love With FOSS, but Not Just 'Cause It's a Cheap Date 2  pogson   2010-08-11 20:25:36 
Re: Android Draws Its Bow on Apple 6  drpalmer   2010-08-11 07:09:18 
Re: This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop 2  i1j2s3   2010-08-07 09:38:45 
Re: Sunbird: Your Calendar, Your Way 4  akajeff   2010-08-07 07:07:02 
Re: New Illumos Project to Reopen OpenSolaris 2  alanhargreaves   2010-08-06 23:05:12 
Re: Pondering the Potential of the $200 Linux PC 2  pogson   2010-08-06 11:17:44 
Re: Ubuntu's Wild Ride on the Dell Roller Coaster 2  rhoderickj   2010-08-02 10:34:49 
Re: Europe's Tender Words About FOSS 3  carpediem   2010-07-29 07:30:26 
Re: Mandriva's Rocky Rebirth 3  hairyfeet   2010-07-26 00:15:16 
Re: Does Copying = Stealing? 4  bw   2010-07-24 15:17:23 
Re: Linux Doesn't Cost Anything - But Maybe It Should 15  NinaB   2010-07-24 14:14:37 
Re: Rackspace's Risky Open Cloud Bet 2  frishrash   2010-07-20 07:11:35 
Re: Android Army to Conquer Mobile Market by 2015 2  froi   2010-07-19 09:25:16 
Re: Two Apps That Make Backup Less Chore, More Lifesaver 2  milleym   2010-07-15 09:11:35 
Re: Opera Raises Curtain on Mini 5.1 for Android 2  bjb1959   2010-07-14 14:00:23 
Re: Google's Android App Inventor: Help or Hindrance? 2  metalx1000   2010-07-13 06:13:49 
Re: Dell's 'Love Letter' to Linux: Now You See It, Now You Don't? 3  warp4ever   2010-07-12 10:49:07 

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