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Re: Baidu to Sell Linux

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____/ TomB on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 23:12 : \____

> On 2011-09-06, the following emerged from the brain of Homer:
>> Verily I say unto thee that Kari Laine spake thusly:
>>>> http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/android-another-fork-in-the-code-by-baidu/4231
>>> Bad !
>> No, good. Very, very good.
>> More choice is /always/ a good thing since everyone's preferences
>> are different, so more choice means more chance of your preferences
>> being catered to.
> The mere availability of a certain choice means that at least /one/
> person thought it would be necessary to have that choice. And that's
> enough. Those not liking that choice can simply ignore that it's
> available and move on with their lives. Why should I care that there
> are about 300 different GNU/Linux distros? I'm just using one - the
> one I think is the best for me.
>> Diversity is the inevitable consequence of individuality. The two
>> are inextricably connected. If you dislike one, you must also
>> dislike the other.
> Well said. I don't get those complaining about 'too much choice' and
> 'lots of choices can be a detriment'. It's bollocks.

Android thrives /despite/ having forks. This is not the first.

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