Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2007 22:42 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux "Remember the 1980s worries about how the 'forking' of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows."
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RE: Nope, cannot agree ...
by Captain Halibut on Fri 20th Jul 2007 01:38 UTC in reply to "Nope, cannot agree ..."
Captain Halibut
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2007-04-08

@ MacTO But I certainly wouldn't dive into hyperbole and suggest that there are 369 distributions. Simply put, there aren't.

Whether there are 369 or just two, very few people actually know that there are any alternatives. By very few, I refer of course to ordinary people. You know; the paying public.

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