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Re: Linux Foundation launches killer development tool

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 121.72.187.10] on August 08, 2008 08:56 AM
So you want Linux to be a mono style OS, one size fits all? All distros together as one big distro? You understand the concept of free software? i.e. people can develop different versions of Linux to do many different things. If all the distros were the same there would only be ONE distro. This however allows us to keep the massive amount of choice that we have currently while still allowing developers to have less of a nightmare making programs for us. If you want a single distribution go to Windows. The app-checker allows the choice to remain for core functions etc but yet still allows there to be SOME simularities which allow developers to just develop for Linux as a platform instead of simply a rough guide and then having to adapt it to fit every single distro, the hard way.

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