Is a Linux Distro Implosion Coming?
Nov 25, 2007, 05:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I'm not doomsaying here by any means. Just opening a channel
for discussion based on some observations of mine about the state
of Linux in general. So please don't panic while reading this. I
want to try and inform in hopes of generating discussion rather
than cause a panic. So please be aware of that.
"Now, down to the subject at hand. In the process of working
with my Linux wiki of late, some interesting things have come to my
attention that I think should at least be looked at. One of those
is the seemingly fragile state of a large number of distributions
out there. Out of the 500+ different Linux distributions currently
available out there, approximately 350 are listed as active, half
to two thirds of which appear to be on shaky ground..."