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: Agree
by pixel8r on Thu 5th Feb 2009 02:46 UTC in reply to "Agree"
pixel8r
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I agree with you on the whole, having one (or few) would be pointless, in addition to impossible given that the GPL, and most Free Software licenses, allows it.

Today the short answer, for the most, is Ubuntu. But that is always subject to change, which is a good thing.


Yep and as someone who doesn't particularly like ubuntu (nothing wrong with it and i do still respect it), I'd still be happy if software writers targetted ubuntu. Other linux vendors could still easily make sure any ubuntu software ran fine on their distro - and indeed 99% of software written for ubuntu WILL run unmodified on most other mainstream linux distros.

We have a standard base, standard libraries, standard filesystem structure (within reason) - so writing linux apps is already pretty easy. I think we're heading in the right direction.

It doesn't please everyone, but if you're really into Linux then you probably like the way things are going more or less.

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