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TechWeb: Fragmentation Lurks For Linux

Feb 11, 2000, 01:47 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"Despite its surge as an enterprise operating system, Linux may still meet a fate similar to that of Unix: fragmentation...."

"There is some fragmentation in the form of incompatibilities or inconsistencies among the different distributions of Linux, said industry analyst Jonathan Eunice, of Illuminata...."

"Fragmentation is just FUD -- I don't believe that's a real issue," said Tom Schenk, systems administration lead at Deja.com, which runs its consumer website on Linux. "The community is self-regulating in that respect. If you make something that's incompatible, people won't use it."

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