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Re: What's your favourite FLOSS?

On 11/1/05, Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> >
> >>Popularity Contest would be even better if it didn't list 'required'
> >>and 'standard' pacakges to judge true popularity. How does one call
> >>'dpkg' or 'apt' popular when one doesn't really have a choice --- it's
> >>a dedian system after all.
> >
> >
> > I doubt it really makes a difference.  All the 'required' packages are going
> > to be supported regardless of their ranking in "Popularity Contest", but it
> > would make for a more useful list of they just left the required packages
> > off it.
> Except... some required packages can be admired, e.g. gcc + c++
> Or the kernel.

Yeah.. that and some other larger-than-life stuff like 'coreutils' and 'bash'.

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