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Are there too few people who understand desktop Linux ?

May 05, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dag Wieers)

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"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 fixing).

"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 years
update applications during the course of the lifetime with little consideration to support/stability"

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