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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I think that's the key right there. Don't complicate a simple thing; select from the obvious short list of distros. For me, that's Mandriva on desktop and Debian on servers.

Yeah, it's simple for you, but to somebody looking from the outside in, it is a massive clusterf**k.

You guys can continue to preach that having 9 million distros is a godo thing, and you can continue to have the majority of computer users not running Linux.

While it's true that those in the '9 million distros or bust!' camp might be right, you have to ask yourself how important it is to be right vs whether or not you want more people to try out Linux and not be scared away by the number if distros that are out there.

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