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

Arthur Johnson arthur.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 01:31:03 UTC 2015

Ubuntu may die some day, I personally don't see it, but XFCE, Linux
(or BSD for that matter) will never die.  There will always be a way
to get a decent desktop on your PC

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 9:28 PM, J. Paul Bissonnette <jpaulbiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know why anyone would get too upset if Ubuntu went the way of
> DOS or CPM.
> There is always some thing to fill the vacuum. The first
> line of code that I wrote was on a Telex that had a speed of 50 baud.
> This was an IBM main frame which was as big as a truck and had
> the computing power of a cheap tablet. It was running a new OS from
> Bell Labs called Unix.
> Years later my brother showed me his new computer about the size of a
> large laptop from Sinclair it had a whole 1KB memory and a new OS
> Years later I worked in an engineering office that had a fridge size HP
> running Unix. That was replaced by a stove size box running Muenex a
> branch from Unix.
> About that time I bought a Sinclair QL with a Motorola 6800 running
> QDOS that actually could multitask. The IBM my wife had with the Intel
> running DOS could not.
> I had an ACORN running RISCOS that would blow the doors off of any
> windoze machine
> I started Linux with SUSE release 2.1 and stayed with them until they
> went public and were sold out by a money grubber.
> I have a set of Debian 3 or so floppies.
> I am running Xubuntu on one box and Mint on another
> I personally do not care what the OS is as ling as I can migrate my
> data from one to the other
> On Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:19:28 -0400
> JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> >
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