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Is a Linux Distro Implosion Coming?

Nov 25, 2007, 05:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

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"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..."

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