Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Mar 2007 15:46 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux "Freedom of choice is one of the great benefits of Open Source Software in general and Linux in particular. This freedom gives consumers the ability to select, without fear of litigation, what software they will use and how they will use or modify it. As a principal, this freedom is extremely valuable. However, a couple of announcements this week seem to indicate that market value of freedom of choice has dipped considerably. The biggest hurdle Linux adoption faced this week wasn't Microsoft, it was an enemy from within: Linux fragmentation."
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RE[2]: 800 lb Gorilla ...
by PLan on Mon 5th Mar 2007 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE: 800 lb Gorilla ..."
PLan
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2006-01-10

I hope you'll forgive me for asking but the first thing that struck me about your statement was, if you "used to run Linux (SUSE) as my desktop in the 90s" then why would you need to learn about the ins and outs of different distributions?...

It's in the nature of the Linux enthusiast to always keep an eye open for alternate distributions just in case the grass is greener elsewhere.

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RE[3]: 800 lb Gorilla ...
by nivanson on Mon 5th Mar 2007 18:53 in reply to "RE[2]: 800 lb Gorilla ..."
nivanson Member since:
2006-07-13

It's in nature to not reboot...

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