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InfoWorld: With Linux, Enough is Sometimes Too Much

Mar 29, 2005, 13:45 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"There's a lot more to the Linux operating system than just the kernel itself. Each Linux distribution ships with compilers, utilities, small tools, and even full-blown desktop applications. Some of that software is essential; no Linux system could run without it. In other cases, however, it's superfluous. Sometimes it's even a hindrance.

"How so? Ignore servers for the moment and consider that other market--the one that's likely to be the most crucial for the Linux movement over the next few years--Linux on the desktop..."

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