There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
In tune with the power-of-choice tradition of Linux, many companies and communities now offer it along with lots of applications. Though the OS is the same, the bundled software does vary from one distribution to another.