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Free Software Magazine: Linux Fragmentation: Help or Hindrance?

Mar 14, 2007, 21:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Richmond)

"Here is a familiar list for readers: vanilla kernel, custom kernel, debs, rpms, Tgzs, source files, Apt-get,Emerge, Yum, Urpmi, Synaptic, Kpackage, Adept, Kyum, Yumex, Smart, Klik and Autopackage. I could go on but you get the idea.

"Every user of GNU/Linux knows the mantra that everything is a file but they also know that it promotes itself under the banner that it is all about choice and therefore power and flexibility. That is true and it is what attracts so many of us to use GNU/Linux in addition to the political freedoms guaranteed by its open source nature and the specifics of the GPL (whichever version you support)..."

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