Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 06, 2004 01:15 AM
Actually, since they only wanted a kiosk style with limited functionality, it would be similar to MS if they just loaded a current distribution rather than putting on only what they wanted.
The beauty of Open Source - get to play with only what YOU want, not what someone else THINKS you want.
Personally, I run Slackware (www.slackware.com) which is what I would have started with (simple, easy to specify what to install/customize/etc., but with all the bells and whistles if you want them), but, hey, this was a government operation (g).
At least they thought outside the box and actually TRIED something that works.