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MandrakeSoft: UnitedLinux: Why MandrakeSoft Will Not Join

Jul 02, 2002, 17:30 (44 Talkback[s])

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"A primary concept of United Linux is the false idea that Linux--like UNIX in the 1980's--is splintered and diverging. The communication campaign being conducted by 'United Linux'--and even the name itself--implies that this phenomenon is happening within the Linux community. This new group supposedly has the answer to simplify the work of software publishers and hardware manufacturers by providing 'The One' Linux distribution to support.

"It should be noted that the UNIX world failed (IBM AIX, HP-UX, SCO Unix, Digital Unix, SGI IRIX, Sun Solaris, etc.) when they tried to achieve a definition of common standards. However, the world of Linux does not function the same way that the UNIX world does..."

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