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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The trouble with all those distros is that they don't pose a problem for current Linux fans, but they do for SWITCHERS.

Switchers are very confused by the vast number of Linux distributions.

The result: a missed chance for "Linux on everybody's desktop".

The way things are going now, Linux will grow only very slowly.

Of course there is Ubuntu and one or two others, that are currently best for a greater public. Maybe it is the MARKETING for switchers that is lacking. Not kidding here: what about a centralized info site on linux that can empower those switchers to make the right choice(s?:).

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