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Old 08-12-2017, 03:49 AM   #16
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yada yada...
i was criticizing this part of your statement:
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for him they don't represent the direction he wanted the Linux operating system to follow.
...which implies that torvalds has clear opinions about or a wish to influence the development of linux distributions (though technically the kernel IS an operating system, we are talking about something else here - a usable system built on the linux kernel - i.e. a distro of some sort) --- which he has stated many times that he hasn't.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 04:02 AM   #17
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yada yada...
i was criticizing this part of your statement:

...which implies that torvalds has clear opinions about or a wish to influence the development of linux distributions (though technically the kernel IS an operating system, we are talking about something else here - a usable system built on the linux kernel - i.e. a distro of some sort) --- which he has stated many times that he hasn't.
That's reading too much into my statement. Actually, I think it's probably a mistake to try to pin Linus down to one side or the other in the debate. Elsewhere in the interview, though in a slightly different context, he says:

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So that part isn’t a one-against-the-other thing either, it’s again more of a ‘I’ll have both of them, please’ thing. ‘
So "having both of them" is the best way to characterise Linus's attitude - he's saying that while there is room for "overly technical" distros, there is also room for Ubuntu and Fedora, and as the original creator of Linux his personal preference is for the latter.
 
  


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