Rethinking the Linux Distribution
Subject:   requirements first
Date:   2007-05-14 07:22:29
From:   Kuros
Response to: requirements first

Yes, I think the thin/thick debate is a very good discussion, and also a discussion on which clients should be supported. Of course, an OS is a generalized platform to support countless applications, so it seems contradictory for me to demand a very limited set of applications. On the other hand, I am banking on the old 80-20 argument, i.e. why write something where 80% of the effort goes into supporting 20% of the productivity. It seems enough to pick out the applications that make up 80% of the productivity of the platform.