Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Aug 2006 20:54 UTC
Linux Red Herring interviews Eric Raymond. "Open-source advocate Eric Raymond on winning over the iPod generation, the need for open source to conquer hearts and minds beyond geekdom, and why Linux advocates don't have much time to beat Microsoft." Update by ELQ: Raymond shows signs of once more playing a bigger role in open-source circles. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains this change of strategy in DesktopLinux.com as he knows Raymond personally.
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RE[3]: Nice...
by HappyGod on Mon 28th Aug 2006 01:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice..."
HappyGod
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While I agree that it is nice to be able to choose between Gnome or KDE, and also between distros, I also think that Linux distros should choose to accept a unifying standard for software installs.

While lots of distros support RPM, everyone knows that if it isn't compiled specifically for your distro, you're headed straight for dependency hell.

I don't mind having specific RPMs for each distro, but you should *always* have the option of downloading an uber RPM that contains all of the dependencies.

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