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Re: Debian, universal operating system?

On 2009-07-27 01:11, George Danchev wrote:
Quoting "Ron Johnson" <ron.l.johnson@cox.net>:

On 2009-07-26 17:00, Miles Bader wrote:
Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org> writes:
Agreed. IMHO, it is one of those phrases (along with "Our priority is
our users") that actually means extremely little in practice, except for
generating lots of hot air with nobody agreeing.

"Our priority is endless surreal flamewars over minor technicalities"
seems about right to me.

Anyone who *really* thinks that Debian actually, seriously claims to
be The One True Universal OS has been in the basement way too long, and needs a little sunshine, drink some beer and go where there are lots of pretty girls.

However, Debian is unique with its (controlled?) expansion in several directions (just like the Universe): it is expanding (fast) as developers and users, as packages and bugs, and last but not least as kernels and libc's ;-). Surely, that looks quite universal to the pretty girls.

If you go all etymological, then I guess you *could* say that Debian actually *is* a universal OS. Just like that pesky BSD, which, according to Netcraft, is dead.

Universe \U"ni*verse\, n. [L. universum, from universus
   universal; unus one + vertere, versum, to turn, that is,
   turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See
   {One}, and {Verse}.]

Scooty Puff, Sr
The Doom-Bringer

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