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[2]: Agree
by TLZ_ on Thu 5th Feb 2009 07:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Agree"
TLZ_
Member since:
2007-02-05

Linux users are Linux users for a reason, not because of inertia (windows) or faith/marketing (OSX).

And Linux users are using it only because they are blind zealots?

See how stupid my comment sounds. That's how stupid your comment sounded. This is not Slashdot, you can do better.

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RE[3]: Agree
by kragil on Thu 5th Feb 2009 16:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Agree"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Being a blind zealot is a reason too.

I stand by my word.

Most Windows users keep using Windows because that is what they know.

Most of todays Mac users started using Mac because of Apples superior marketing or the Apple cult.

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RE[4]: Agree
by TLZ_ on Thu 5th Feb 2009 17:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Agree"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

What about those who tried X, but still went back to Y?
(By try I mean used it for at least a couple of months and gotten to know it well enough for their use.)

Are they only going to Y because it's what they know?
...because clever marketing and fanboys got them back to Y?
...because they are blind zealots who tried something else to they could say "I tried it and and it Y is better!"

Edited 2009-02-05 17:42 UTC

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