For the most part they are following google’s lead, stripping all the junk out of Linux. Have you tried Ubuntu netbook remix? It’s the general purpose OS like windows which is dying off.
Not the netbook remix..Im running Ubuntu on one of my systems to run GNS3/dynamips to lab up my Cisco routers for my CCIE lab
The irony of being the guy that fixes the Network, I need to have as much as possible on my local system and not dependent on the Network as my job is to fix the Network when it's down
Some time people do not get this basic chicken/egg paradox....
Years back I was working at a service company when we had the inhouse system go down...we needed a part to fix it that we had in our own stock...
But the parts dept head would not give to use because the inhouse system down!(yet we know, that what we need the part for, to fix the inhouse system for you, you fool!)
The moron in charge of parts just didn't get it...We finally had to get it by distracting her so one of the guy in the parts cage could tossed it out the back door to us while she was not looking