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Another Linux vendor strikes a deal with Microsoft

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    Ray6

    InformationWeek reports that TurboLinux has kissed Microsoft's ring (so to speak) and so its users are now protected from any threat of legal action.

    Aside from the pledge, TurboLinux gets access to single sign-on, and can use Windows Live Search on their desktop.

    I don't think I'd heard of TurboLinux before I read this .... Expressionless



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    PaoloM

    Yeah, it's always funny how when a distro does something that the GPL-thumping zealots don't like, it's always "who are these guys?"

    TurboLinux is the most popular Linux distro in Japan and has been like that for several years now...

    Expressionless

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    Minh

    I'm curious to know. Is there a list of GPL v3 applications?

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    TimP

    "so its users are now protected from any threat of legal action."

    The bigger news is that there are actually people who still use Turbolinux.

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    GoddersUK

    Ray6 wrote:
    and so its users are now protected from any threat of legal action.


    Except from the developers of GPLv3 applications.

    Are they (GPL people or MS) really likely to take legal action against any people using any of linux distro merely for using it?

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    GoddersUK

    PaoloM wrote:
    Yeah, it's always funny how when a distro does something that the GPL-thumping zealots don't like, it's always "who are these guys?"

    TurboLinux is the most popular Linux distro in Japan and has been like that for several years now...



    It was the first distro I ever installed.

    I was stumped though because it had no GUI and didn't like any of the MSDOS commands I through at it.

    Tongue Out

    (I was VERY young then, that's my excuse)

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    Cybermagell​an

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    Yeah, it's always funny how when a distro does something that the GPL-thumping zealots don't like, it's always "who are these guys?"

    TurboLinux is the most popular Linux distro in Japan and has been like that for several years now...



    It was the first distro I ever installed.

    I was stumped though because it had no GUI and didn't like any of the MSDOS commands I through at it.



    (I was VERY young then, that's my excuse)


    My very first experience was with Gentoo in 2001, that's what it was like also.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    This deal is fine as long as it doesn't encompass GPLv3 software. Only Novell was allowed to engage into patent deal regarding GPLv3 software. All other Linux companies are barred and subject to potential lawsuit from the FSF.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    GoddersUK wrote:
    It was the first distro I ever installed.

    I was stumped though because it had no GUI and didn't like any of the MSDOS commands I through at it.



    (I was VERY young then, that's my excuse)


    Hehe... yeah, but now days you can just install DosBox or DosEmu and you'll have even that.

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    TimP

    PaoloM wrote:
    Yeah, it's always funny how when a distro does something that the GPL-thumping zealots don't like, it's always "who are these guys?"

    TurboLinux is the most popular Linux distro in Japan and has been like that for several years now...



    I guess they're not #74 on Distowatch for nothing.

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