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: The problem with distros...
by Lunitik on Wed 4th Feb 2009 23:00 UTC in reply to "The problem with distros..."
Lunitik
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The products are things like RHEL and SLES... the products certainly exist - but no one controls them, so everyone can release these products.

For me, I don't need a product, infact, I demand a rolling release based packaging system because releases are plain annoying. If the software is released upstream, I want it in my distro... I don't want to wait a year for my distro to declare the whole as stable before I can access it.

The power of Linux is that both those that demand products and those that hate distro releases can be satisfied without either affecting the other.

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