Are there too few people who understand desktop Linux ?
May 05, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dag Wieers)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Dag Wieers
for this link. ]
"This means that high-maintenance, bleeding-edge Linux
distributions, while very useful to the selected few, are not a
nice fit for 99% of the market because they change too often,
require work to update them and change often spurs breakage,
instability or behavioral change.
""If it ain't broken, don't fix it." applies in the consumer and
enterprise market very well (unless maybe when you make money by
"So, we end up dismissing all distributions that:
have less than 5 years of support (security updates)
have a new release (and forced upgrade path) that is less than 3
update applications during the course of the lifetime with little
consideration to support/stability"