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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Delgarde
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2008-08-19

It's kind of ironic that he wants multiple distributions, but "people who argue for splitting desktop kernels from server kernels are total morons, and only show that they don't know what the hell they are talking about." http://kerneltrap.org/node/14019


Not really. The post you refer to simply notes that at a kernel level, there's little difference between server and desktop, and thus no real benefit in splitting the kernel into server and desktop branches.

In contrast, this article is about the layers where meaningful differences *do* exist - whether a distro is optimised for administering servers, or if it's a Gnome-based or KDE-based desktop, or something else. Quite different subjects, and no irony at all.

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