Remember the 1980s worries about how the "forking" of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows.

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Created by dave 10 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 42 weeks ago
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10 years 42 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago


Okay so I posted this for two reasons: 1)

Okay so I posted this for two reasons:

1) this blog was posted at 11AM on InformationWeek and another blog entry (http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Are_There_Really_Too_Many_Linux_Distros/) was posted at 4PM today also on InformationWeek. The second one seems to be in response to this one. I think that's quite amusing.

2) I think fsdaily readers should go and leave a comment on this article on InformationWeek expressing how we feel about this author's opinion.

If there is his 1 opinion vs 100 opposing opinions then his fud won't work.

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10 years 42 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago


If you also are lost in the distro

If you also are lost in the distro mess you should visit polishlinux.org to make your choice easier :)

* Linux distros ovieview: http://polishlinux.org/linux/
* BSD family ovieview: http://polishlinux.org/bsd/
* Distro chooser: http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
* Distro comparisons: http://polishlinux.org/choose/comparison/

And you're all set. If not, there's always DistroWatch