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the number of distros
Authored by: mcinsand on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 03:40 PM EST
I fail to see how the number of distros is really relevant, except to
demonstrate a healthy community. Speaking of relevance, how many distributions
matter beyond Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware, Debian, and Mint? I really hesitate to
consider the 'buntu's as a family of distributions, but as a single distribution
with a series of tailorings. From Debian to Ubuntu is a bit more of a gap,
though.

Anyway, let's say for the sake of argument that there are a dozen distributions
of significance. That's not a bad thing, at all, no matter how much a big
proprietary tries to FUD us into believing that we need one OS to rule them all.

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That's not My worry: I like Android :-)
Authored by: SilverWave on Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 06:47 AM EST
And I use Xubuntu on my PC

Android on my Note and Nexus 10.

And Chrome Everywhere including my works windows machine.

No My worry is that the Pixel is screaming for Android
integration with that touch screen... and I its not there
yet...


Why not?

---
RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Things are already not that bad
Authored by: marcosdumay on Sunday, February 24 2013 @ 02:49 PM EST
Android is Linux, you just have to root it and install any userland you want (in
any configuration - replacing android, in a chroot, alongside - you choose).

Yes, locked computers and proprietary drivers are a problem, but those can only
get better as Linux gets more popular and several manufacturers try compete.

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