Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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RE[3]: Rant kind of pointless
by moondevil on Fri 18th Jan 2013 10:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Rant kind of pointless"
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So? Just choose the one you like and stick with it. No need to worry about what you don't even use.

There are two pointless grades of gasoline at every gas station, and one other one that I actually use... big deal, just get the one your car needs. There are several watered-down, reduced-fat variants of milk... I just get whole milk, act as if the rest don't even exist. Simple. The others don't affect you, so why complain about their existence?

Because food products are not the same as developing software for specific operating systems, each with its own away of doing things.

Choosing to invest in Red-Hat vs Ubuntu vs whatever Linux is starting to look to the same process as HP-UX vs Aix vs Solaris ....

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Invest? You talk as if you can't just install a distribution on one (/) partition, /home on another... and then if you decide to change just blow away the old OS with no trouble, keeping all of your files. All in probably a half-hour or less.

There is absolutely nothing in one Linux distribution blocking you from switching to another. Nothing is locking you in. You are just as free to leave as you were to come in the first place.

And actually...

"Because food products are not the same as developing software for specific operating systems, each with its own away of doing things."

Check some recipes. They often make it very clear on what ingredients you need and things like cooking times and cooking methods. Often to a very specific type (red onion, whole milk, mozzarella cheese, French bread)... don't follow the directions properly, and who knows how a recipe would turn out. Only one thing is guaranteed: not as intended.

Edited 2013-01-18 19:45 UTC

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