Advice for Red Hat/Fedora

Mike Wright mike.wright at
Fri Feb 22 21:34:27 UTC 2008

Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> wrote:
>>Greetings folks;
>> As a staunch believer in Open Source in the form of linux, I've always
>> wondered just where M$ would attack linux, and it appears they have found an
>> ally and a willing vehicle in Novel, who I am told now owns gnome.
>> I'll let the data in this link speak for itself.
>> <>
>> And then offer the advice to TPTB in North Carolina, that some of the recipes
>> given in that link be used to expung any and all references to .NET and mono
>> from any distribution they can influence to do so including their own get.
>> If that means functions go away until they are re-written from scratch, so be
>> it.  If we are reminded as to why occasionally, I suspect you will find the
>> majority of us tolerant as long as the functions don't stay on the missing
>> list forever.
>> --
>> Cheers, Gene
>> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
>> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
>> <doogie_> linux takes shit and turns it into something useful.
>> <doogie_> windows takes something useful and turns it into shit
> While I don't understand, but respect RedHat's alliance with Gnome, I
> do wish I had the choice to have a gnome free (as in `rpm -qa | grep
> gnome` returns no results). At this point, this is simply not an
> available choice. I wish to have little to/nothing to do with Gnome as
> they seem intent on embracing Mono (which I understand is their own
> choice).
> Also, I wish that installing from the DVD would give a cleared choice
> between KDE and Gnome, and their respective packages -- removing Gnome
> does not remove the preselected optional gnome apps.


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