InfoWorld: Set a Linux Standard

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“The recently completed LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco dealt
with business–lots of business. But one issue that concerns many
companies developing solutions for Linux is the number of different
Linux distributions. The earlier fragmentation of the Unix
operating system left many desiring the one-size-fits-all approach
promised by Microsoft–even if it wasn’t really one size and it
really didn’t fit all. As a result, many businesses look at the
various Linux distributions and fear that history will repeat

“Thankfully, many who saw the futility and destruction caused by
the Unix wars are also participating in the Linux world. And they
have no intention of letting lightning strike twice.

“Granted, the potential Linux problem is not nearly as extreme
as the Unix problem had been. With Unix, just about every variant
had a different kernel, surrounded by different utilities, hosted
on different hardware architectures. Changing Unix vendors was
usually an expensive proposition, both in hardware and

Complete Story

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis