>>No. They are Linux distributions.<
> isnt that the same thing?
> it seems to me linux fans are more obsessed with installing the OS not using it
You appear not to have met any.
There is plenty of traffic on the Web about installing Linux because that is what newcomers are scared of.
Once it comes to using it - well, it's all pretty straightforward and people just get on with it.
> my point is that *other* free software is not primarily distributed in torrents
So other Free Software that is an order of magnitude smaller than a full distro doesn't use torrents, whereas gert lumps of code several gigabytes wide do. Hmmm. Wonder if there's a connection in there somewhere...