Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2007 22:42 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linux "Remember the 1980s worries about how the 'forking' of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows."
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More so, all these too-many-distros articles fail to take into account that less popular distros disappear over time due to people gravitated towards feature-rich distros that suit their needs.

Put this argument into economics terms, how is having fewer choices a good thing?

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