Your weekly reminder that Linux is just a fucking kernel and what you call "Linux Desktop" never existed...

You can't define whole platforms and ecosystems and operating systems just by the kernel they are using.

Same reason why it doesn't matter a bit if android, really pixelos, is running on top of the linux kernel.

This is prompted by an article about "The linux desktop is in trouble" that echo chambers Torvald's fragmentation comments, cause of course w/e Linus says is unquestionable truth, despite half the time being ignorant comments with no-base in reality outside of his domain and expertise.

Anyhow, the article ended up calling for "standardised desktop catered to everyone" like that doesn't exists already.

The author is completely ignorant about what makes an OS and a platform.

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@alatiera "standard" and "catered to everyone" in the same sentence is a bold move. 🙄

@mathieu depends on how to define both in this context. If it means "shipped by all the major vendors" and "tries to be accessible to as much people as possible" then it doesn't sound that bad.


@alatiera yeah, I doubt that's what the author had in mind though…

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