Hello peepels of the free world,
boy o boy, it becomes ever harder to get into a lively yet reasonable discussion with Karmi since he disabled comments on his blog. Provocation, lies, bad puns, ignoring all counter reasoning, refusing to answer questions. His motivation stays foggy … and then he goes into hiding. A strategy globally known, suffered and hated as “American pseudo freedom” or “cowardice” in the rest of the world. Or, short, trolling.
Still let’s assume Karmi’s gonna read my answer. My answer to this:
Ladies, gents, let’s take a peek at the very next paragraph:
There it is in a nutshell! Over 600+ Distros with each having 3-8 different DE’s and/or Flavors and who knows what else – that adds up to over 2000 Linux Desktop/Distro versions. The Linux ‘Fanatical Users’ will claim that more ‘cooks’ are needed in order to give Linux users (current & future) more ‘choices’ – they are egotistical Charlatans, at best, and should be ignored. These same ANTIFA-ish Linux ‘Fanatical Users’ attack Linus Torvalds, basically suggesting that ‘They’ know what the ‘Proper Direction’ is for Linux to take. Mark Shuttleworth calls them “haters” for their radical views … I would suggest that they are just blinded by their hatred.
I don’t know what’s so fanatical or egoistic about coming to the most logical conclusion. The more choice we have, the better will our final choice fit our personal needs. I guess Karmi looks at the whole Linux phenomenon from the POV of an American business guy. If he wants the whole infrastructure streamlined into one base distro with one desktop he should take his business to the right people: The Linux Foundation. They are the corporate funded organisation to care about his vision. They exist outside of the real Linux community, the grassroots developers and users without any commercial interest. The Linux Foundation plays no role and has no say and no foothold in the real Linux community.
And again I gotta ask what ANTIFA’s got to do with anything Linux?
I know we’ll never get an answer. Because there is none. Karmi uses terms like “Antifa” and “Fanatical Users” just as the empty word capsules they are. In the curious case of Linux there is no connection. None. Nada. Zilch. Null. Zero!
I have no idea what Linus Torvalds means with “They” according to Karmi or what the “Proper Direction” for Linux is. But contrary to me, Karmi seems to know. So why doesn’t he bother the correct people and orgas with his ideas instead of little hobbyists like Orca. Oh hey, I don’t even regard Linux as a hobby of mine but just my favourite computer operating system. And I like it, and the chaotic culture around it. I like the freedom to choose my personal best distro, and knead and bend it to my liking. I don’t mind seeing ever more and more people joining the Linux crowd and learning, maybe for the first time ever, that computing is much more than just the walled gardens of Microsoft and Apple.
Many of these same users avoid CD/DVD-Roms, printers, graphic cards, Wi-Fi, etc because they either know they won’t work and/or they are unable to get them to work.
LOL, what a poor argument. I know printers are still a bit problematic … because the printer manufacturers won’t release their drivers for Linux. Graphic cards are fully covered, AMD and Nvidia both, and used in Linux, with free community- and original manufacturer drivers. Wi-Fi works without any hiccups. And so do CD/DVD-Roms. Unfortunately for Karmi, nobody uses spinning discs anymore cause they are clunky and slooow. I and many others are using USB sticks, and some total dummies are even in “the cloud”.
At the same time I couldn’t care less about Linux taking over the world or a greater piece of the marketshare cake. There are highly paid propagandists in place to worry about stuff like that, exactly, the fabled Linux Foundation.
Linux is free! Look at the GNU license and you’ll see. Everyone, really everyone, is free to take the Linux kernel and make something from it. And that is okay. That is great. Karmi and all the other streamliners may ignore all the shit coming out of thousands of momma’s basements, as everybody else does too. Let the kids play and ignore them. Cream rises to the top, so the worst crapola will go under and disappear. For various boring reasons.
Same as some of the famous and established distros are only so famous and widespread because of high levels of propaganda and funding or laurels they’ve earned in the past. *cough* Ubuntu *cough cough*. Is that a “Radical view”? Or worse, does it sound like “Hatred”? I guess it’s just a neutral assessment of the situation as it presents itself to me and the greater Linux public.
If we would set the clocks back and start today, with the same amount and maturity standard of distros as they are right now. Do you honestly believe something like Ubuntu or Windows had a small chance to end up anywhere close to the top? Don’t be ridiculous. No, no. I bet the situation would be similar to what we see in DistroWatch’s ranking: Debian and Debian forks for servers and security concerned and /or professional users, RHEL, Ubuntu and SuSE for corporate drones, Arch forks for the rest of us. Those few bases each with a handful desktop environments and maybe some Window Managers … and that’s it. Microsoft and Apple wouldn’t be anywhere near the Top 10, I think not.
Streamlined enough for you, Karmi?