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The Linux community is fragmented, or is it?

Mar 11, 2010, 01:33 (4 Talkback[s])
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"It has been said many times that if only the Linux community were to band together and start rooting for the same team so to speak, then Linux could easily surpass other proprietary operating systems. They say that it is due to the fragmented nature of the people in Linux that it only has a minuscule share of the market. It is reported that all the infighting, arguments and flame wars around different distributions and even within the same distribution, is holding Linux back from reaching it's true potential.

"On the face of things it does appear so. There are literally hundreds of Linux distributions floating around the ether space. Some are living and being actively developed and some are to all intents and purposes deader than a tyrannosaurus rex.

"Within those active communities there is lots of infighting, slander and unfortunately sexism. There have even been outright attacks and threats of physical violence against individuals. Sometimes reaching the stage where those individuals were forced to remove themselves from the Linux community. "

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