Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop
Posted Sep 12, 2012 5:46 UTC (Wed) by khim
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Sure, it would be great if we didn't have package format/tools fragmentation, desktop fragmentation etc., but fixing this is not strictly a requirement for having a successful Linux desktop.
Yes it is.
A serious commercial entity with real technical expertise, putting competitive (i.e. not dirt cheap) devices into people's hands is.
This was tried in the beginning of the "netbook era". The whole construct went down in flames. Or do you mean “someone like Google in smartphones who'll impose its own standard WRT which libraries must be included”? That's one way of solving fragmentation issue.
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