I read RMS’s entire bio an I don’t recall Debian ever popping up in it. I love (and need to install the most recent version of ubuntu, but hard drive is messed at present) linux; it’s my fave OS by far! Peaceful, great community, open source, good beliefs and mentality etc.

I know GNU is rms’s deal, gpl and the like. GNU’s not unix I understand GNU and linux completely; don’t understand debian.
linux is linus torvald’s kernal
I don’t understand why and how almost all gnu/linux packages are .deb?? WTF is going on ?

Is software for linux called "debian"? If so, that seems annoying ridiculous. what’s going on with that? cheers. thanks.
Can you install Debian os/gui like GNOME/GNU? IF so, why do I rarely ever see such OS?
To what does debian refer?

GNU refers to the non-kernal part of "linux"?

I’m hoping to set up a project for developing an MS Windows open-source program. Is there an organization for Microsoft Windows open-source software development which is similar to the GNU/Linux organization?

(yes, this is a server n00b question)

One potential host has Apache/1.3.33 (Debian GNU/Linux) server type…

And the other one has an Intel C2Q Q9300 Single Processor Quad Core.

Which one is better, if all else is equal?

This is just for running a personal site, btw. And I’m NOT BUYING A SERVER, I’m trying to choose between 2 hosts with the above mentioned servers.

Thanks in advance.

(yes, this is a server n00b question)

One potential host has a Debian GNU/Linux server.

And the other one has an Intel C2Q Q9300 Single Processor Quad Core.

Which one is better, if all else is equal?

This is just for running a personal site, btw. And I’m NOT BUYING A SERVER, I’m trying to choose between 2 hosts with the above mentioned servers.

Thanks in advance.

This question has been on my mind all summer long. As I prepare for class in the fall I have been searching the interw3bs for a new laptop. This reason for wanting one is I have been using a eMac running Fedora 8-12 and I love it, but I think it is time to move on to something more portable. My three biggest concerns with buying a new notebook are in this order

Functionality (Programs "just work". and Program compatibility)(GPU, CPU,ect.)
Battery Life (7 hours or better —–> would be nice if i can get that performance on GNU?Linux)
Aesthetics (Oooooooo Shiny)

I am going to college to become an engineer. I don’t know which field of engineering but I know I want to build a better future for my home town and small villages in the 3rd world. The software I use now is all open source but don’t know if I can get away with using it in a college environment where AutoDesk and Adobe are king.

Thoughts

Thank You in advanced.
To KJ

I don’t mind Apple’s closed system when it comes to iTunes and all that I have ways around that. But, they are showing great interest in F/OSS. Even if I run Windows ( another closed system) i still have to pay for the software. Might as well go closed source with open source benefits.

GNU project /linux == Open source software?

Hi Everyone: I understand that GNU looks for the use of free software. My question is.. It is easy to incorporate those software on the company network? It is totally free? What exactly do they mean when mentioning GNU?Linux?

I need it to run on a Flash drive. It needs to be small because I’m hoping to use it as a portable photo gallery. It needs to be cross-platform so it can run both on Windows for my family and GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) for me. I hope that it can be Open Source software (GPL), but freeware is ok too.