Posted by: Anonymous
on December 23, 2008 07:22 PM
Nix sounds intriguing, but at the end of reading this article I couldn't help but think someone tried to combine the concepts of Gobo Linux and Autopackage. Both are very nice projects, that never got the attention they deserve...so I'm a little pessimistic about Nix ever taking off itself.
The problem is in the Linux community we generally find 2 types of users: A. Thinks he/she knows so much about anything and everything, that there's no need to change the things they spent so much time learning to deal with already; B. Average Joe users who don't know anything about how their system works and why new ideas like this are necessary. Then we have a rare third type, who sees a project like this (or once again Gobo or Autopackage too) tries to help promote it, uses it as much as they can, then after a year or two gives up because the vast majority of users either don't know or don't care, and the new and exciting project fades into obscurity.
Maybe I'm wrong...but after 5 years in the Linux/open-source world this happens way too often...