Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 08, 2006 06:12 AM
Although distributions may be identical underneath (or not so identical), the look-and-feel of GNU/Linux can vary greatly. A collection of distributions is a great way to show off that kind of flexibility. So I see it mainly as an advocacy tool.
Of course, the comment about using it to evaluate small Linuxes for a specific application is valid, too. There's a lot to be said for the "plug it in and see if it works" approach. It's dirty, but it's quick.