Sounds nice, but it can't be done
Sounds terrible and can't be done
Sounds nice, and it can be done. I'm posting my practical suggestions here.
I don't care either way
Sounds terrible but can be done.
Other (please explain)
Last edited by Random_Dude; May 13th, 2010 at 05:52 PM.
its not just an impossible idea, its conjured from a complete misunderstanding of gnu.
how would this super-entity overseer of the one true linux be populated?
How would you stop forking (and why). how would you please everyone with software offerings (dont even try to pretend anyone can offer everything gnu - updated).
How would you convince philanthropists that you are the one true distro and all funding you go to you.
P.S. as linux for everyone's desktop is becoming more and more a reality, you have to at least respect the fact that these distro are total bloatware if you don't need what (often is sloppily hacked together) modded packages they come with.
Even if there was one true distro it would be more like arch or slack and not like ubuntu or suse, which would never satisfy the need for a linux installation meant for specific directed(not general desktop) usages, in which case invariably someone would come up with arch-gnome arch-kde desktop distros just to please the people who just wanted a desktop os replacement.
(a) how would you go about making that happen
(b) why would you attempt it
(c) how long after you kill off all other distros would it take for just as many to pop back up again; directed for specific means, or spawned through disagreement.
Know that expression about too many chefs in the kitchen? Well, right now we have a ton of chefs in different kitchens sharing their open source recipes. Imagine trying to have all those chefs in one kitchen all agreeing on one recipe? Forget it. Inefficiency city.