Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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Re: drynwhyl
by Darius on Fri 24th Sep 2004 01:54 UTC

> Too many distributions is bad if they are only minor variants of existing ones and doesn't provide true value.

Too bad for whom? For the people whose needs exactly this special distribution fits the best?


Too bad for people trying to figure out which distro to use. It would be a lot easier if there were maybe 7 or 8 to choose from instead of like 80.

> 1. Users - who now have to make sure they everytime get a correct version of the application.

Users should stick with the applications their distributor offers.?


I have a problem with this mentality. If there are 10,000 apps for me to choose from on Linux, I don't want to be limited to the 500 or so that my distro says I should be using. I personally don't have a problem with choice, as long as there is good compatability throughout and everything goes on smoothly.