Re: [News] Single Unified GNU/Linux Distribution a Curse - Ubuntu

This is a discussion on Re: [News] Single Unified GNU/Linux Distribution a Curse - Ubuntu ; On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:04:24 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Too many Linux distributions? Approaching about 100 different versions of Linux. No wonder Linux is used by 0.6 percent or ...

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    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:04:24 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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    > Too many Linux distributions?


    Approaching about 100 different versions of Linux.

    No wonder Linux is used by 0.6 percent or people on the desktop.
    They probably look at the 1000 different versions of Linux, each one a wet
    dream for it's creator, and give up.....

    Linux is a mess.



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  2. Re: [News] Single Unified GNU/Linux Distribution a Curse

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb.

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    on Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:12:51 -0400
    <15vap764bqm0y$.bejdiel9znoq.dlg@40tude.net>:
    > On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:04:24 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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    >> Too many Linux distributions?

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    > Approaching about 100 different versions of Linux.


    1000.

    >
    > No wonder Linux is used by 0.6 percent or people on the desktop.
    > They probably look at the 1000 different versions of Linux, each one a wet
    > dream for it's creator, and give up.....
    >
    > Linux is a mess.
    >


    Aye, that it is. We probably need to limit the versions
    to a half dozen or so, which would be called, logically
    enough:

    Linux Starter Edition, which would limit the user to
    six open windows, framed or unframed. (The panels
    on top and bottom would take up two of these windows.)
    The user is also limited to 1 RSAP (see below).
    This edition would be very popular in Africa and Eastern Europe.
    Suggested price: $29.99.

    Linux Ender Edition, an edition that would be optimized
    for retired folk on older hardware. Suggested price: $39.99.

    Linux Home Basic. A must-have for the student or light user.
    Includes Browser, a basic User Agent which looks like a modified
    form of what today we call Firefox. $69.99.

    Linux Home Media. For viewing TV, this edition is perfect.
    Includes Linux Intelligent Media Player, a high-powered,
    sophisticated player which can play duly authorized media. $99.99.

    Linux Home Media N, which would not have Linux Intelligent Media Player.
    $89.99

    Linux Home Premium.
    $129.99.

    Linux Home Premium N, which would not have Linux Intelligent Media Player.

    $119.99.

    Linux Server Edition.

    $199.99.

    Linux Server Edition N, which would not have Linux Information Exchange
    (a combination of Apache, PHP, JBoss, Python and Ruby).

    $179.99.

    Linux Enterprise Edition.
    $59.99 plus $5.99 for every extra connection either in or out.
    Discounts are available for 5 and 25 RSAP[*] packages.

    Linux Database Edition, which would have Linux Actual Metadata-Exchange,
    a framework for the hookup of databases.
    $159.99 plus $6.99 for every extra connection.

    Linux Hacker Edition, which would have exactly one text
    window open, much like MS-DOS in its heyday. Unlike
    MS-DOS, the prompt would be a '$ ', not 'C>'
    or 'C:\>'. $19.99.

    Linux Hacker Edition N, which would not include the
    Linux User Management Program (the modern name for what
    was earlier termed a "shell"); the user would be free to
    write his own. Of course there's a minor bug that Linux
    Enterprises is still working on, in that without the Linux
    User Management Program, the user of Linux Hacker Edition
    N would have to do some interestingly creative hacks just
    to get into his system. But that's part of the fun, right?
    $9.99.

    Linux Ultimate. Includes actual drivers for video cards.
    $329.99.

    Linux Ultimate N. Includes actual drivers for video cards,
    but does not include Linux Intelligent Media Player.
    $319.99.

    And of course Linux would require an activation key, so
    as to ensure proper tracking and remuneration to Linux
    Enterprises, Inc., which would be the corporation to
    enforce these editions. Linux Enterprises Inc. would
    also merge KDE and Gnome, as well as incorporate Xaw/Xaw3d,
    Interviews, and any other GUI systems out there into
    one Super-INtelligent Interactive System for Tracking,
    Editing, and Rendering Graphical Language and
    User Events.

    Once FRED (the official name for this system, for reasons
    known only to the developers) is completely developed,
    all other GUI systems would be phased out, as they would
    no longer be needed. This includes X, Beryl, and Compiz.

    Updates would be automatic. No 'root' would be available
    on any linux distro, as that would be dangerous; instead,
    Linux Enterprises Inc. would be responsible for remotely
    installing all software, whenever patches are necessary.
    You can of course conveniently shut down your computer
    by pressing the power button; the system would shut down
    cleanly and start up where it left off with any updates,
    when powered on again.

    No, holding it down won't do any good; even pulling the
    plug won't be all that effective. Just relax and
    watch the blinkylight (there's only one anyway on
    most home units nowadays).

    Welcome to the New World Order. Wait...do we have this already?
    Darn.
    [*] remote socket access pricing.

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    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Linux. Because Windows' Blue Screen Of Death is just
    way too frightening to novice users.
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