fedora vs. Debian?

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Fri Jan 19 12:51:44 UTC 2007

Hi again, there's one more thing I forgot to mention.  I don't know 
about Fedora but Debian discourages non-free, non-GPL software.  This 
is generally not a problem but you might find certain packages aren't 
supported or even available through Debian because they are not 
considered free.  RealPlayer comes to mind but you have Helix 
instead.  The F-Prot virus scanner is another example.  There is an 
installer only but the actual software isn't included.  Qmail is 
another example.  You can get the source and it will build a package 
for you but you can't get a supported binary package.  A 3rd party 
offers a binary package but it's not part of Debian.
Tony Baechler
Baechler Productions

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