Open Source Household
O'Reilly takes a look at an
open source household.
"The operating system on all of the computers in the house is Linux, using a combination of Red Hat, SuSe, and Slackware, although, notes Ruben, "Some of the setups are so old and hacked that they are beyond recognition." In addition, the software on the computers is nearly all open source or other freely available code. The Safir children are native Linux/open source users. "Our kids don't know anything different," says Ruben. "They've developed the ability to [work on the] command line and have their own desktops and different window managers. They've also become pretty adept at finding programs to install, especially games."
(Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 19, 2002 )
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