Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by Swank1
Linux Are there too many Linux distributions currently available? Can there be too many? This article explores the effect of the large number of distros out right now and suggests that progress could possibly be made through a consolidation.
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John Nilsson
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Could proove to be interesting.

When I say that most distributions isn't OS'es I really define booth words in the same meaing.

For me:

Distribution, a compilations of packages that a guaranteed to work together in a somewhat coherent way.

OS, the end product you get when picking a set of packages and integrating them further. An OS also has slightly higher QA demands on the 'just-working' stuff.

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