As the face of the Linux project, The Linux Foundation should no longer ignore desktop Linux.
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People get fooled by the name. “Linux Foundation” is not a non-profit foundation that wants to increase the adoption of Linux. It is only the consortium of large private corporations that already use the Linux kernel and have an interest in continuing to develop it by supporting new hardware and exploiting it in the best possible way.

It will never support FOSS desktop distributions because it is completely out of scope for the consortium.

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^ this

People should realize that Linux is not some hobbyist beacon of libre software, but a commercial project that serves corporate interests. ArchBTW users are the furthest thing from being the target demographic of Linux.

Linux (the kernel) has its place in the libre software world of course, but Linux/the Linux Foundation should not be placed in the center of it - neither Linus nor the Foundation have any interest in furthering the libre software movement.

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@adrianmalacoda
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Fragmentation isn’t a thing, it just means different people and groups have different priorities/objectives.

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I have 2 Debian GNU/Linux laptops for me and my family plus our Homeserver. Everything we need for school and private usage is working fine. So for my Linux @ Desktop is here now. Compared to 10 yrs ago when I was the only one, the desktop has come a long way. So I do not get this discussion anymore. If you are talking of GNU/Linux Desktop in major companies as the OS for the masses than I agree. But this is then not a technical but commercial problem.

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@Nevar
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manemjeff
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wait, linux can be used as a desktop OS???

linux foundation probably

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Linux is ready for the masses, the masses are not ready for Linux on the desktop. Corporations won’t allow it.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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