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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There is no such thing as the best operating system out there as each of them have there own ups and downs. You talk about Windows and Window's fan boys get angry. You talk about OSX and OSX fan boys get angry. You talk about Linux and Linux fan boys get angry. I hold no loyalty to no OS because they all have some crack head at the top who thinks they know it all. I definitely don't, but one thing that I've learned is that when someone offers constructive criticism you listen. You don't go flaming people or getting angry because your feelings get hurt. To all you Linux folks out there, don't be like Microsoft or Apple because the only thing that they are doing is cheating themselves in the long run. I like competition because competition is good. It brings out the best in us all if we allow it to. Linux has a problem whether you believe it or not. If it did not have a problem, then it would have gained much more users. You all cannot deny that fact, and if you all choose to deny that fact and not face the truth then you all are being ignorant. For God's sake just grow up. Can't you all see that there are people out there who want Linux to succeed. I am not saying that everything that others say is right, but all of it cannot be wrong either. Everything that you all are saying are not right, but it all can't be wrong either. Linux has a problem and whatever that problem is it needs to be solved. This is 2009, Microsoft is moving forward, Apple is moving forward, and its time for Linux to do the same. Move forward in a way that will make Linux more adoptable. If 2010 rolls around, and these kind of flames wars are still going, GOD help you people. I would like to see Linux take off in such a way that have never been seen before. Why is it that all the good OSes always seem to have some sort of problem taking flight. Linux needs to spread it wings far and wide, take off with a powerful thrust, and soar through the sky. Its time you show Microsoft and Apple what you all are capable of. If some say that Linux is not competing against MS or OSX, nonsense. You guys need to compete, and do it like your life depends on it. If Gates and Jobs could kill off Linux like they did to BeOS they would. You guys know they would. Find out what is holding Linux back and fix it, just fix the damn thing.

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Find out what is holding Linux back and fix it, just fix the damn thing.

It's called a predatory monopoly, with a knack of using money and anti-competitive practices to shoehorn everybody into using their products.

It's complacent users who don't give a hoot, as long as they don't have to actively participate and have someone to blame when trivial stuff trips up.

It's pundits on all sides prophesizing in contradictory ways that Linux needs to do this and that to succeed in the arbitrary and undecided upon goal of dominating the desktop market.

Then again is the goal of catering to users who don't give a hoot, with the intention of dominating a market averse of empowerment and true innovation really the best course for GNU/Linux to go?

The way it is going now, slowly but surely, attracting people who do give hoot and innovating more and more with each iteration looks pretty good to me.

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