Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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RE: This already exists!
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Apr 2003 22:35 UTC

>linuxfromscratch.org is a really good site which details how to build your own linux box from source code.

You obviously did not read the article. What Adam describes is a system that is changed fundamentally, it requires REAL ENGINEERING. Not a simple customization that systems like the one you suggest offer.

It is very important to understand the difference between "packaging company" (95% of the Linux distros today) and an "operating system" company who do way more than just throw in applications in the CDs.

To drive innovation, you will have to throw legacy behind and move on. We see little innovation in the Linux land today. This HAS to change if Linux wants to go forward in its "desktop domination" plans that some people want it to go.