Are You Pro-Choice?
Today’s post by Sam Varghese is a good read (unless your name is Jim Zemlin), and I have to say that I think Sam’s statement regarding what makes Linux thrive (buried on page 2) is spot on! ‘Difference’ makes all the difference. I’ve been looking into different ‘live‘ distros for use in a quasi-headless application and love the fact that I have about three on the short list from which to choose. Each has advantages and weaknesses and, ultimately, each can be remastered if none fit the bill as they are. Standardization of drivers and the like is a noble and worthwhile goal, but trying to create the ‘one’ Linux would necessarily eliminate one of its primary benefits: the ability to choose.
Incidentally, does anyone else find it ironic when a university expresses pride in its diversity?