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: Is Linux like opera?
by twenex on Fri 20th Jul 2007 07:22 UTC in reply to "Is Linux like opera?"
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If Linux wants to be popular, it may have to swallow the idea of making itself more Gilbert and Sullivan than Das Rheingold (OS X is maybe like Philip Glass),

Then I guess you never heard of HMS Ubuntufore or The Mandrake* Wives of Windsor!

*Yes I know it's now Mandriva. I'm referring to older versions, when it didn't have a reputation for sucking.

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