from the Desktop Linux Conference
, where Bruce Perens has announced
backing for a new, desktop-oriented version of the Debian distribution.
"The companies supporting UserLinux will also contribute developers
to the project. In return, they'll get an operating system with unlimited
seats and options for paid technical support, ideally, from a variety of
competing service providers. UserLinux should be available in six months,
and discs containing a consumer version of UserLinux could hit retail store
shelves shortly thereafter.
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