> It just needs a stable core and ABI that doesn't change for 5-10 years
> (like Windows XP) where you can install any application on "Linux Platform
And what exactly is part of that ABI? Some hundreds of libraries? You expect those not being updated for years?
By the way, XP doesn't have "a stable ABI" either. Every program comes bundled with a shitload of libraries, even system-libraries, so it can run on XP. So the whole point is moot, unless you propose everything to bundle its own librabry or link statically.