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LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: A Little Coopertition Never Hurt Anyone

Jul 13, 2000, 20:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"This is an old question, but one that now bears a new look: are there too many Linux distributions available, and are we merely confusing the vast unwashed sea of non-Linux users by supporting a wide range of distributions that may or may not have a lot to differentiate them?"

"This is not an idle question. Those from the retail field know that there's such a thing as offering too many choices to users, and that a distinctive design (or a set of designs that fall within some clear parameters) and a notable brand will usually lead to greater consumer awareness."

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