jjmac wrote:So, what's this "pushing", tying together is another way of looking at a mags role ... The idea of an article having to be promotional ... that must be the way you view them ...
I should point out here that I wasn't referring to LXF, or any magazine -- when I said 'we' I meant as a community
My overall belief is: Ubuntu, as an example, has succeeded because it doesn't offer GTK+Gnome+Mozilla+OOo+Evo+glibc+Xorg -- it's popular because it's a cohesive desktop, and is a good way to show newcomers 'Linux' without getting bogged-down in describing all the components. It's a desktop with office and internet tools rather than 'Gnome with Mozilla and Evolution' (which means nothing to the uninitiated).
So that's kinda my point, and perhaps I diluted it myself I agree with a lot of what you say, and I think we're kinda having two different conversations here (my fault)