Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:33 UTC, submitted by Rob Williams
Gentoo Techgage reviews Sabayon Linux, and conclcudes: "After taking an initial look at Sabayon, I have mixed feelings. Though, I feel more joy when using it than anything negative. One reason this distro may stand out above others is because it takes a difficult base distro, and opens its arms for new users who want to experiment. When it's all said and done, you will have a full functional Gentoo machine after the installation, topped off with a Sabayon coat of paint. What a great looking coat of paint it is."
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RE[4]: Sabayon...
by twenex on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sabayon..."
twenex
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Your analogy would work better if you had attempted to justify a particular manufacturer - Ford, say - simultaneously designing, manufacturing & marketing hundreds of different models.

Not really, because I can't think of a single manufacturer that has built a car that requires expertise in THEIR car alone. OTOH, this is normal practice in the computer world - stupidly, it even became normal practice in the Unix world.

However, for the sake of your argument, GM makes umpteen different makes of car, each of which has umpteen different models. In the States, I believe some of those "different" makes and models are actually just rebadged versions of the same car.

I suggest to you that they don't do this for a reason.

Which is?

Another problem is that (unlike with cars) there's no way of making all the superflous rubbish disappear. No market mechanism. You can't stop the kids in the basement - people even send them money so they don't need to work for a living!

THAT can't last for long. Besides, in the UK at least, I can tell you that it's perfectly possible to be a serial swindler/bungler, serially bankrupt companies, be serially convicted, and STILL be able to set up YET ANOTHER company under a SIMILAR NAME (e.g. Acme Ltd. or Acmee Ltd.) As for successful but crap companies, don't even get me started.

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