When comparing the Linux desktop with operating systems
like OS X or Windows, it's worth noting that Linux software
fragmentation is a real problem. Some Linux enthusiasts have
mentioned that the diverse nature of free and open source (FOSS)
software is a strength for Linux. To a certain degree, there's
truth in that belief.
Yet despite the strength coming from FOSS software, the problem
of software fragmentation remains and isn't showing signs of
getting better. Much of the problem is that too many FOSS software
titles are just copies of one another to be applied to different
ways of seeing the same task.
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