My 2 cents on the whole Fedora to succeed as global wide deployed desktop are...

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Mon Sep 3 17:50:12 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 12:02 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I doubt if there are 3 million people 
> arrogant enough to call themselves experts, though.  There are
> probably 
> a few hundred configurations that an expert sysadmin would build for
> 99% 
> of uses and the good ones would sort themselves out by reputation and
> be 
> improved by user feedback.  The base distribution could then just 
> concentrate on getting all the programs into a repository and keeping 
> their interfaces compatible so you didn't have to throw everything
> out 
> to update. 

You have heard about how Fedora has built an infrastructure to allow
very easily to create "spins", what do you think that has been built
for ?

>From another email:
> If free software distribution was really about sharing instead of 
> providing a complex base to sell support and services,  I think 
> something like this would have been done long ago."

Can you spare us this ridiculous rhetoric ?

Fedora is now built to make it easy to build spins. Just publishing a
list of packages and let it die in oblivion is not going to help
anybody. An expert willing to help others can instead build a spin and
really benefit other people, by providing them with a targeted
distribution without caring about packaging, but just about how to
select and put together packages and making sure you can build an
installable system, which is what your are asking for.


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