[Linux4christians] List of Christian Distro's?
evangelinux at matheteuo.org
Thu Jan 13 23:54:11 EST 2005
On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 01:09 +0000, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On 01/12/2005 05:18:06 AM, Ed wrote:
> > I'm glad to see the discussion is cooling down. There isn't much of
> > a Christian presence in the Linux community
> I don't think it is so much the linux community as geek culture in
> general seems to be largely athiest.
> When I lived in the Bay Area, the single group at my church (Golden
> Hills in Brentwood, CA) had 5 people who used linux regularly - me, one
> guy who worked for peoplesoft, a student learning linux, and two "old
> school" unix types who were cobol programmers by trade working mostly
> with mainframes, but playing with Linux at home (as well as *bsd)
> But geek culture in general to a large extent seems to be extremely
> secular. However - at a missions conference I went too, MAF was doing
> some pretty "righteous" stuff with Linux, setting up encrypted satelite
> wireless access for missionaries in remote areas etc. The missionaries
> themselves usually used windows and were clueless to the OS being used
> between them and wherever they needed to connect to, so Linux (and *nix
> in general) is being used quite heavily as a tool in missions - which
> is exciting, it is really good to know that free resources are
> available for use and modification to bring God's word to all the
> people groups, bringing (imho) the return of Christ that much closer.
> There are also cross platform projects like what Crosswire is doing
> with the Sword project, that are open source but not specific to Linux.
I'm glad you brought up this MAF project. People do need to know how
GNU/Linux can be used.
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