Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by Swank1
Linux Are there too many Linux distributions currently available? Can there be too many? This article explores the effect of the large number of distros out right now and suggests that progress could possibly be made through a consolidation.
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John Nilsson
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and a very good day to you sir ;-) (thoght this was a long dead thread...)

while Linux is a kernel(-source distribution) I think that it is safe to say that in the mind share meaning of the word Linux includes most OSS projects.

I use the term in all it's meaning, gave up a long time ago trying to define it.

One way I use it the most is to compare UNIX with Linux a kind of OS standard.

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monodeldiablo Member since:

With all the trolls long gone, this is the best action this thread's seen!

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John Nilsson Member since:

Could proove to be interesting.

When I say that most distributions isn't OS'es I really define booth words in the same meaing.

For me:

Distribution, a compilations of packages that a guaranteed to work together in a somewhat coherent way.

OS, the end product you get when picking a set of packages and integrating them further. An OS also has slightly higher QA demands on the 'just-working' stuff.

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