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Dividing the Linux desktop
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They are not building a OS for a specific product so that approach is self-defeating.
Off all the things the world needs.. it is NOT another Linux distribution.
MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Posted Feb 17, 2010 3:35 UTC (Wed) by xanni (subscriber, #361)
Posted Feb 17, 2010 13:47 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Feb 17, 2010 15:32 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
My personal belief is that eliminating 99.9% of all distros would increase linux adoption massively. And while we're at it, we might as well kill gtk+ in order to give developers a uniform platform to the develop for (Qt, that is). Sometimes less really is more.
Posted Feb 17, 2010 16:21 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Thank goodness there is no central authority with the ability to do what you propose. Having multiple distros is a wonderful way to experiment with different packaging and system administration methods, or to customize the OS for particular domains. Yes, a lot are derivative or boring: but a lot aren't.
Posted Feb 18, 2010 21:52 UTC (Thu) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
The Free Software Mantra
Posted Feb 17, 2010 3:48 UTC (Wed) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
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