Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2009 12:24 UTC, submitted by ralsina
OSNews, Generic OSes There are a lot of people who believe that program and application management is currently as good as it gets. Because the three major platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X - all have quite differing methods of application management, advocates of these platforms are generally unwilling to admit that their methods might be flawed, leading to this weird situation where over the past, say, 20 years, we've barely seen any progress in this area. And here we are, with yet another article submitted to our backend about how, supposedly, Linux' repository method sucks or rules.
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RE: Stupid
by giddie on Fri 26th Jun 2009 10:18 UTC in reply to "Stupid"
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Every discussion that ends up with people calling for a universal Linux installer is just plain stupid. They are separate operating systems! No one seems to be discussing how this will kill diverstiy in the Linux eco-system.

Diversity does not preclude interoperability. For instance, all major desktop environments now conform to the standards laid out by the FreeDesktop organisation. However, we still see plenty of diversity, and it doesn't stop new DEs popping up every year. What it means is that they all observe a unifying standard that ensures that all the software on a system is able to behave as expected.

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