Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Mon Nov 4 19:15:45 UTC 2013

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On 11/04/2013 02:01 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 04.11.2013 19:32, schrieb Stephen Gallagher: e, we probably
> would end up reducing the number of applications
>> available in the standard yum repos. I'm not as convinced as you
>> are that this is a bad thing. Right now, there's really no
>> distinction between what constitutes the operating system and
>> what constitutes the application ecosystem.
> *that* is the definition of a *distribution*

I don't think so. I think that's the definition of a *library*.

Let's say you want to build a boat. So you go to the library and you
dig through the thousands of books there until you find some on
carpentry, buoyancy principals and boat-building. You probably *can*
build a boat from this information, but that's not the purpose of
every book in the library.

A distribution would be more like going to an engineering college and
studying nautical engineering. Focused and dedicated to the task,
you'll probably produce a better boat in the end.

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