LinuxPlanet.com offers its own take on today's news: "The new UnitedLinux distro will be targeted for business and enterprise-level platforms and will feature a single, unified code base that combines select packages of all of the participating distributions. Each distro will likely feature the same libraries and same installation tools as the others, though the technical details have not been ironed out yet.
But that is where the unification stops, according to information released to analysts in a meeting yesterday morning. Each distribution company will market, sell, and package their own versions of UnitedLinux under their respective labels.
And, though the code base for UnitedLinux will be the same, each company will have the option of inserting their own value-added software into their own releases."