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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by jaycee on Thu 1st May 2003 07:26 UTC

http://wwws.sun.com/software/sunone/innercircle/newsletter/coursey_...

Just as I don't agree with most of the points raised in the osNews article, I think that David Coursey has got it wrong in the article I reference above.

Unfortunately, they're complimentary. As more and more people have the idea of what would be the Next Great Distro, more of them move full circle towards repeating the history of Unix - binary incompatibility, differing filesystem layouts and increased fragmentation.

If you, YOU the reader, want to see Linux in a dominant position any time soon - or /ever/ - only use distros that don't try and fragment the Linux user base. Support the LSB. /Understand/ why these are good ideas and why they're necessary for Linux to win - and even to survive.