Another Take On Distribution Plurality

Posted by olefowdie on Nov 24, 2011 12:16 AM EDT
Eleven is Louder; By Bradford Morgan White
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We all know these arguments. An outsider comments on Linux distribution plurality and says that the lack of a unified platform is what hurts Linux adoption. This argument is not without its merits, but it isn't exactly a valid argument anyway. The first main issue with it is an obvious one. If no one singularly owns and controls Linux, no one would be able to pull all variants off of the virtual shelves and standardize the community on a singular distribution. Beyond this, there exists an entirely different yet practical reason for distribution plurality that people tend to overlook.

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