Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2007 19:21 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris BeleniX 0.6.1 has been released. This is primarily a bugfix release fixing some of the bigger bugs in 0.6 though there remains some more to fix in 0.6.2. "BeleniX is a *NIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base. It is currently a LiveCD distribution but is intended to grow into a complete distro that can be installed to hard disk."
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by iskios on Sat 14th Jul 2007 02:40 UTC
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I am curious about the number of "OSes" out there all of which seem to be reiterations of the things already being done by others.

Who knows how many Linux distributions, few of them with anything even remotely original in them, and certainly nothing original in their Desktops.

How many OSes running KDE do we really need, how many with Gnome?

I realize that the Open Source movement is in love with its sense of freedom, but might it not also be kind of shooting itself in the foot with all the bloody replication?

I am not trying to troll here, I really am curious how all of this is really innovating at any level?

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