Jix wrote:Each one has shortcomings.
Jix wrote:I know Linux is about choice, but is it possible that it has too many editions? KDE, Gnome, Unity, Xfce, Debian, Cinnamon, MATE. etc. Is it feasible to hope the communities could pool their resources and create one super-polished environment? I think together Linux has more developers and talent than Windows and tablets but it's just so fragmented. I don't know, maybe I don't have the big picture and the fragmentation is actually a good thing... but so far there's no ideal distro for me. Each one has shortcomings.
Mackjack wrote:Jix wrote:too many versions available, users cannot decide which to try.
xenopeek wrote:To put it into perspective, Linux isn't "about choice". Life is. Here's your question rewritten to show how it looks to Linux users that have taken some time to test out various desktop environments to find the best fit for their needs.
I know car brands are about choice, but is it possible that there are too many brands? Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Tesla. etc. Is it feasible to hope the manufacturers could pool their resources and create one super-polished car brand? I think together car manufacturers have more developers and talent than motor and moped manufacturers but it's just so fragmented. I don't know, maybe I don't have the big picture and the fragmentation is actually a good thing... but so far there's no ideal car for me. Each one has shortcomings.You can replace "car brands" in the above with anything you use or buy in daily life, and find that for most things you either trust a salesperson or your previous experience, or you take some time to "shop around" and find the best match for your needs.
Nilla Wafer wrote:I found this blog post posted on another forum that offers some pretty good reasons for why there are so so many Linuxes.
xenopeek wrote:It just doesn't make any sense to me to hodgepodge desktop environments together in one edition. Sure, have twm installed as a fallback desktop environment for when things go boink with your primary desktop environment, but I'd not want to put all desktop environments together.
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