[xubuntu-users] Are *Ubuntu Based Distro's Dying?

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Tue Jul 7 00:45:39 UTC 2015

On Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:19:28 -0400
JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/06/2015 07:15 PM, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 06, 2015, Steve Litt wrote:
> >> Another legitimate question is whether Debian will die. The recent
> >> systemd kerfuffel caused a loss of a lot of their community's
> >> members with tech chops, and some of their developers. I don't see
> >> Debian dying in the near future, but it would be interesting to
> >> see what Canonical would do if there were no more Debian. I'm
> >> pretty sure Canonical has plenty of tech muscle to go it alone.
> > I'm not sure that will be an issue in a few years -- Ubuntu is
> > rolling their own package system called Snappy now:
> > https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/#tour
> >

> Will apt-get and dpkg continue as legacy package systems, or will I
> have to totally reconfigure my computer for a new system?  Talk about
> a PITA.  Can't wait /sarcasm
> If ubuntu phases out the old package systems, I'm going to debian.
> Jordan

Think twice. Debian isn't what it used to be.


Steve Litt 
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