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No chlorine needed in the Linux gene pool!

Posted 11-09-2010 at 07:52 PM by rich_c

After reading Paul Hudson’s article entitled 24 things we’d change about Linux, I exchanged a few emails with him. As I understand it, his underlying point is that all the lovely diversity between Linux distros makes it hard for an experienced Linux user to provide advice/support to newer users. This, amongst other things, presents a barrier to wider adoption.

From my point of view, I came to the conclusion that the answer is to RTFM. Fortunately, ‘the fine manual’ is something that seems to have improved a great deal over recent years. So with decent documentation in place, any differences between distros shouldn’t present insurmountable problems. If someone asks how to install applications in Linux (For example…) the only answer needed is – “Let’s have a look at your distro's user guide/wiki.”

So, I don’t believe we need chlorine in the Linux gene pool. Let the ‘bio-diversity’ continue!
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    I like to describe linux diversity as akin to the world using several languages. You can not force one language upon the world. Worst case scenario is that you learn a few different words and expand your vocabulary. If you do not expect osx and mswindows to be the same, so why does all linux have to be the same? (rhetorically)
    Posted 11-11-2010 at 12:20 PM by peonuser peonuser is offline


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