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Introducing Bloatnux

Posted in Boycott Novell, GNU/Linux, Novell, OpenSUSE, SLES/SLED, SueMe at 2:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: New GNU/Linux distribution from Boycott Novell

IT has been a long time since SueMe GNU/Linux, so one of us decided to create a similar distribution which is based on (Open)SUSE. It is called Bloatnux* because it contains unhealthy doses of Mono and thus it begs for a lawsuit from Microsoft, which has already sued (at least) two companies for using Linux, backed by those allegations stemming from the Novell deal.

Here is the direct download link (via Novell**) and here is a list of the packages installed:


Many thanks to the anonymous contributor who created Bloatnux.
* Therefore the name, which means it’s bloated.
** The download link may not last longer than 7 days. Builds older than 7 days may be deleted to free up space on Novell’s servers. Thanks, Novell, for hosting our distribution. Here is the download link for a USB version.


No Longer Vaporware: SueMe Linux

Posted in Action, Deals, FUD, GNU/Linux, Kernel, Linspire, Microsoft, OpenOffice, Patents, Samba, SueMe at 9:23 am by Shane Coyle

It’s like "Sue Me First, Microsoft", but you get a Word Processor too.

Well, as I had quipped earlier, my ruthless attempt to be the Microsoft of tech boycotts has continued thanks to the spineless acts of Linspire: so, please welcome BoycottLinspire.com to the fold.

In preparing to create a new EDU-Nix Dual Mode CD for the upcoming school year, I’ve been playing around with the latest generation of the Linux-Live scripts, and decided that our SueMe Linux distribution would be a fun diversion for testing with. What I want to do is include many of the Free Software projects that Microsoft has been disparaging with patent infringement allegations, along with as much anti-FUD information as possible.

One of the running jokes within SueMe will be "disclosing your balance sheet liabilities", and I want to maintain a table on the SueMe homepage that indicates exactly what vague and intimidating allegations Microsoft has made against various components of SueMe:

Included Software Alleged MS Patents Infringed
Linux Kernel 42
K Desktop Environment (GUI) 65
OpenOffice.org 45
Email 15
Wine, Samba, Others 68

What we need are suggestions and submissions for articles and artwork in order to make SueMe the Anti-FUD distro, as well as any other suggestions or improvements that we can think of. There is a barely functional alpha version of the CD available now, and the sources and such are FTP-ing up to the site now, all in the download folder.

So, feel free to grab it all and hack away. And, if you want, feel Free to make a donation to the FSF or EFF in lieu of an interoperability tax. Hopefully, we can convince Microsoft to either abandon their FUD campaign or finally state with specificity the alleged infringements so that we may assess and address them on a case-by-case basis.

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