Videos from the 2010 LLVM Developers' Meeting
Posted Dec 26, 2010 14:09 UTC (Sun) by HelloWorld
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I think you are confusing a coincidence with cause and effect when talking about Linux distributions and "desktop dominance". There is only one MacOS, and it hasn't got dominance either...
Lack of fragmentation is a necessary, not a sufficient condition. And the single most successful desktop operating system is Windows, which is not
If not, nobody is (much) worse off in the end.
Except that I am
worse off. I can't use packages that were built for, say, Fedora, because they don't work on my debian system. And I can't rely on documentation for other distros, because it doesn't apply to the distro I'm using. And independent software vendors have a hard time because it's hard to ship software that will run on all distros while integrating with the package manager etc. I don't think that the benefits of having dozens of distros packaging the same software outweigh these problems.
I'd be willing to make an exception for special-purpose distros like OpenWrt or long-term support like RHEL, but not for the dozens of useless desktop distros like pardus or whatever.
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