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204.5-Million lines of code equals one great Linux distribution

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| Maybe, just maybe, the best things in life really are free. Take Linux, for
| example. It's a great, free operating system that you don't have to spend a
| dime on. You can use it to run the New York Stock Exchange's servers; you can
| use it to run your desktop; and you can use it to run your mobile phone.
|
| The latest Linux Foundation's report, Estimating the Total Development Cost
| of a Linux Distribution reminds me again of just how truly valuable and
| remarkable this 'free' operating system really is. In this study, the
| Foundation analyzed how many lines of code are actually in Red Hat's
| community Fedora 9 Linux distribution, and how much it would cost, in today's
| dollars, with today's software development costs, to have written it as a
| proprietary operating system.
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http://blogs.computerworld.com/204_5...x_distribution


Yesterday:

Debian Project News - October 20th, 2008

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| Steve McIntyre posted some bits from the Debian CD team. With the upcoming
| release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny, Blu-ray Disc images will be available
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| as well as CD and DVD images. For the first time in several years, users
| should be able to fit all of the packages for one architecture on a single
| disc. But due to the increased size of the Debian archive and considerations
| of storage and network bandwidth (especially on our mirrors) only a limited
| number of versions of each image will be available for direct download on our
| mirrors.
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http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2008/13/index.en.html
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