A visit to the linux shop

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saw yet another article posted by someone who apparently has nothing better to do than beat dead horses. I cannot say I am in a much better position because here I sit, making one last attempt to clue someone in on something most of us see as obvious.

The view espoused by so many bloggers and other 'writers' who cannot come to terms with the number and volume of distros available, that somehow there are 'too many', is akin to that of a child who complains in a candy store that because he or she cannot make up their mind from the great variety that it is a fault of the shop and candy makers for making too many types of candy.

Let's take 'root beer barrels' into consideration. If one goes into a candy store of any worth, it will have anywhere from 3 to 5 brands of root beer barrel candy.

These overtaxed choosers would undoubtedly say that there are simply too many types of root beer barrels, because that chooser only happens to like one or two them and that should be good enough for anyone.

Let's look at it from the shop owner and candy maker's point of view though.