Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 20th Aug 2006 03:08 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "If we want open source software to take off on the desktop, we need to reduce the amount of choice and concentrate our efforts into a single app for each purpose. Choice is one of the drawcards of open source software, but if it is ever to receive adoption at any recognisable level on the desktop, there needs to be less of it. More is less and less is more." More here.
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diversity is fine
by theeil on Sun 20th Aug 2006 04:24 UTC
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I agree that there is a mess of all sorts of programs for every task, which is perfect of all us linux gurus, but for the common folk it is not fitting. That is why we have various disrtos such as ubuntu, fedora, rhel, suse, linspire, and so on - to make decisions for the user who couldn't care less if he's using less or more (in fact he would likely want wrapped up in a pretty gui.) Package selection is hardly a concern when using a user friendly distribution. Personal anecdote we've all heard a thousand times: I got my mother using ubuntu and ever since she switched she has been asking less silly questions about how to do this or that.

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