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[News] Why Having a Multitude of Distributions is Great

  • Subject: [News] Why Having a Multitude of Distributions is Great
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:28:50 +0000
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In Defense of Distro-hopping

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| It's doubly important for contributors who 
| participate in FLOSS projects, especially 
| distro development, to have a good hop now and 
| again. Cross-pollination is one of the things 
| that make open source great. Without frequent 
| and repeated exposure to other distros and 
| software, it's too easy to get locked into the 
| idea that there's One True Way.


FOSDEM'10: distributions and downstream-upstream collaboration

,----[ Quote ]
| For the first time in its ten-year history, 
| FOSDEM didn't organize individual developer 
| rooms per distribution, but it opted for a 
| joint 'mini-conference' in two distribution 
| developer rooms, with talks that specifically 
| target interoperability between distributions, 
| governance, common issues that distributions 
| are facing, and working with upstream 
| projects. A couple of them piqued your 
| author's interest.



The number of Linux distros - A strength or weakness?

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| So to sum it up, I don't agree per se that
| the number of Linux distros is either a good
| thing or a bad one. It is just a matter of
| available choices to satisfy different needs
| of different people from different parts of
| the globe.


Fragmentation good for the user, says Nokia

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| Fragmentation within mobile platforms helps handset manufacturers
| and software developers to properly address customers' needs, a
| senior Nokia executive has said.


Distribution Variation

,----[ Quote ]
| I could use one variant that let
| me choose my desktop environment and applications during
| install time. The installer could use either a network
| repository, or on disc repository depending on the ISO file.


Torvalds rejects one-size-fits-all Linux

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| Linus Torvalds has rejected the argument that Linux developers should pool
| their resources behind a single distribution.

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