Re: Debian, universal operating system?
* Frank Lin PIAT <firstname.lastname@example.org> [090726 00:23]:
> Why many Debian users and Developers are really happy with this Univeral
> OS concept?
To provoke some thought, consider the following calculation:
Assume everything is only made to suite 90% of the people. How many
packages do you need to have a less than 50% chance of still being
Answer: if chances to be suited by a package are independent, 7 suffice.
(with 99% it would be 69, still less than most have installed).
In other words: each of us is a minority. Not aiming for universal
solutions will bite each of us in the long run.
Bernhard R. Link