Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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But the tarball is your universal package. Heck, you can toss a tarball on a BSD and have minimal issues if any getting it installed.

I think competition in the package management space is as important as it is between window managers or complete distributions. Aptitude/Apt-get/.deb is great but urpmi/.rpm is also fantastic (not to mention "rpm" done right).

If you want a single universal package standard, there is always LTS and you'll also get hardware specific builds along with the latest build versions and a truly customized software stack.

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