Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

Coping With Linux Distro Fragmentation (Visualized in One Giant Diagram)

People now use thousands of different releases of hundreds of Linux distros. Each individual distro release contains a different set of pre-installed software, libraries, and kernel configurations. A ubiquitous problem is that software created on one distro often fail to run on other distros -- and even on other releases of the same distro -- due to incompatibilities in software, library, and kernel versions.

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Created: 2013-05-30
Last modified: 2013-05-30
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