> This was tried in the beginning of the "netbook era".
What serious company (i.e. with Linux/hardware engineering resources comparable to say Google) was behind this effort?
> 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.
Exactly the point of having a _serious_ player behind the effort. ISVs do not care where non-fragmentation comes from - they just want someone to stand behind it. And they want to see a continued, dedicated effort. None of the "today you can buy Dell with Ubuntu, but tomorrow you may not" will do.