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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RE: What's the point ?
by Lunitik on Wed 4th Feb 2009 22:51 UTC in reply to "What's the point ?"
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The point of all the other distros is choice. People want their systems to behave the way they intended, not how a distro provider wanted - afterall, a distro is just someone elses decision for how the system should behave.

The great thing with Linux is none of what others decide need to be what you use. Want to customize your build flags? Go for it. Want that annoying resource intensive feature to be removed entirely? Do it. Anything you can think of can be customized...

Or you can just use what a major distro provides, and live with the consequences.

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