Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Wed 4th Feb 2009 15:31 UTC
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jesus, not this absurd discussion again.
It is not POSSIBLE to restrict the number of distributions since the license allows people to create their own. Why not also suggest that we standardize on movies and music? It's an outrage that just anyone can start their own band or just buy a camera and go out and shoot movies. There are too many choices! We need to restrict the choices for the good of everyone.
You know, just like how they did in the old eastern bloc back in the day.

Edited 2009-02-04 15:34 UTC

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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by jabbotts on Wed 4th Feb 2009 16:30 in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
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So you agree with the interviewee, article and rest of the comments then?

Not that you don't make a valid point, I just found your comment to sound like a response to an article claiming that all Linux based OS should be unified rather than responding to an article and comments that universally support distro individuality and free market competition.

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Wed 4th Feb 2009 16:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
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No, i'm talking about the endless, moronic discussions that this news item will spawn.

There are too many distros and they are all the same
There are too many distros and they are all different
There's just too many, I cant chose
etc etc

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