Originally Posted by tox
why would Fedora use a Hacked version? bit like saying why would Ubuntu use a Hacked version of systemd and not the real thing.
Please, are you a dev?
If not you have no idea of what hacked means!
As a dev I use hacked as have all my cohorts that I managed before retiring!
Whenever you take a default package like grub and customize it to meet your needs you are in fact hacking it!
Even when you go to the grub2 site and read through their documentation they use the word hack!
Hacked is MUCH different then hacking a system and two greatly different terms!
And yes Ubuntu hacks grub2 just as most Linux versions do!
Go to koji, download the src and then go to http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/
and download the un-hacked version and do a file diff by directory and you will be amazed at the huge difference that you will see.
When devs use the term hack they are NOT talking about hacking a system or website but customizing software sources to meet their needs from the original software distribution.
I'm NOT calling the devs hacks, but only want to know what hacks they have done from the original code distribution!