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Are There Too Many Linux Distros?

Sep 03, 2013, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

I've always considered this to be a rather nonsensical discussion. To begin with, it is what it is. There are a gazillian distros out there, whether we like it or not, and complaining there are too many accomplishes absolutely nothing but to make the complainers out to be whiners - but that???s just my humble opinion. The main reason I don't usually pay any attention to these discussions on choice, however, is that I'm already firmly rooted in the camp that supports choice. Of course there are a gazillian distros. That's the Linux gene pool. It's a strength that helps keep Linux healthy and what keeps the operating system from being a one-size-fits-all solution that actually fits no one (like, say, Windows).

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