honestly the idea of linux is perfect but how it's done is completely bad... when it comes down to it... really linux is a hack job between everyone who is programing for it.
we need a central force to unify all the distro's and get them under one tent... kernal,gnu... all the little peaces of Linux .
honestly if i am reading the tea leaves right Valve software is thinking that way... every time we have a fight in the linux world we "tree" off and split the community's to a point now that each group hates each other and will not work with each other for the betterment of Linux.
are values are the same but we using different ways to get there and we are fighting to be come the "leader" of linux the gold slandered distro.
and who is winning this war? Microsoft and apple,
that's another mess Apple using Free BSD as there tool to destroy All of linux and with are free tools like apachi... we should fight Apple harder then anyone else.
in 2 to 5 years Valve software's linux will be Boss and it's because all there dev. will be in house, well tested and clean, no more comand line for common taskes.
set top boxes and standered hardware for most. that's how i see it.
and microsoft will still be the big fish in the sea.