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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RE: The problem with distros...
by Delgarde on Thu 5th Feb 2009 06:48 UTC in reply to "The problem with distros..."
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So far, every linux distro I've tried doesn't want to commit to this finalized product. I use Ubuntu and I still don't know what is the 'right' way to connect my wireless. I end up using wifi-radar. Whereas in Windows, there is one network manager.

Actually, I think they're pretty similar in that regard - all major distros now seem to be moving towards NetworkManager as a standard. Much like, as you say, the Windows standard tools are replacing all the 3rd-party apps from Intel and Dell and all the other chipset manufacturers and assemblers.

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