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Radical Innovation is needed for GNU/Linux distributions

Sep 23, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles H. Schulz)

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"There's a certain movement these days in the world of GNU/Linux distributions. I think we are experiencing one of these moments that starts with a question that has been asked and heard many times -should distros differentiate themselves in order to survive? & aren't there too many distros out there?- and ends with a much more serious question: Innovating in the world of GNU/Linux. Rest assured this is not going to be that sort of rant where we conclude that "Linux is the copycat of other OSes" just like we will not, in fact answer the question of the pretendly too many distributions or their differentiation. That is, I will not really answer these questions; and the reason I won't is that I think these are all bad questions that either miss the point or show a certain lack of understanding of FOSS and GNU/Linux in general.

"I guess by now all of you have heard of Mageia, the Mandriva fork. But these news overshadowed something else that is a developing situation elsewhere and matters perhaps even more: OpenSuse."

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