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Should Linux Standardize on a Single Distro?

May 05, 2008, 20:15 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Powers)

"When I demonstrate software for Linux Journal, I tend to use Ubuntu as my operating system. The reason is simply because Ubuntu is extremely popular, but it begs the question, should the Linux community standardize on a single distribution? Let's look at some of the pros and cons:

"Advantages of a Single Linux Distro

  • "Linux support would be simplified, as the question of 'what distro' wouldn't be relevant.
  • "Software vendors could release a single package that would install on all Linux desktops..."

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