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Breaking News (1st of april)

Postby clem on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:42 am

Linux Mint is merging with PCLinuxOS, Mepis and Slackware to form a single distribution called Apriloofix. The resulting distribution will be slackware-based but it will use a combination of APT and RPM for its package management. It will only support the X86_64 architecture and come with a reimplementation of Java Desktop in Mono as its main desktop environment. Also, the project will be acquired and sponsored by a consortium called "Visual Linux", driven by Sun and Microsoft. The ambition of Apriloofix will be to gain significant market share by migrating current Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and Mandriva users and by providing them with an ideal platform to dual boot with Microsoft Vista. Apriloofix will be fully compatible with Vista thanks to the fact that it will use the same kernel, only the user will have the impression to actually run Linux.

I have no doubt this will be a tremendous success and I really look forward to work with Steve Ballmer on that one. I'd like to thank Patrick, TexStar and Warren for sharing the same vision and for joining forces in doing what will be the Linux of the future. Linux Mint is dead, long live Apriloofix!!

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Re: Breaking News

Postby Fred on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:50 am

Clem,

Outstanding idea!! Finally, a better Linux is on the horizon!

I am sure you will enjoy working with my buddy Steve B. He is a technical genius. Now if you could get Daryl M. to manage the project, how could it possibly fail!

Keep up the good work. :-)

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Re: Breaking News

Postby atlef on Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:09 am

Good one clem.

Eh, notice the date people.

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Re: Breaking News

Postby cmost on Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:11 am

This is why I generally stay off the Internet (and my usual tech sites especially) on April 01 every year. :roll:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby npap on Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:31 am

Hello Clem,
Good work boy!
Now the Linux Mint Enterprise edition Elyssa Vista 10.0 should bring in a great deal of revenue. A good investment, indeed.
Lots of luck to the new merger. :)
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Re: Breaking News

Postby AlsaPhil on Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:52 am

OK Clem, OK :( Ciao and good luck!
It is over one year that I am searching for a pretext to go back to MS.
Since Vista, I am jealous of every colleague who's playing with this fantastic OS (I only switch my laptop on when I am alone in my hotel room...)
Was nice to meet you here... Was nice to try Mint but... it is so psychedelic somewhere to discover that computing can be so boring...
Sure that Bill G will be happy about a new sponsor :oops:

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Re: Breaking News

Postby JAK on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:13 am

I didn't realize April Fools Day was a world-wide event. I thought it was just an American phenomenon.
Has anyone seen the list of Linux distros on Distrowatch.com? The original names are so unusual to begin with, some of the "new names" are an improvement.
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Re: Breaking News

Postby oliverjames on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:20 am

Ho-ho. Linux-vista? Hmmmmmm
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Mindhunter2202 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:41 am

I hope that Duke Nukem Forever will be included :twisted:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby madevan on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:42 am

outstanding Clem chuckle! Chuckle!
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Re: Breaking News

Postby guest on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:57 am

What's happening to the Linux World?! Distro names in Distrowatch are changed. Now the Merger?
clem says the project is sponsored by Visual Linux and is driven by Sun and Microsoft. I don't get it sorry. Does it mean the project is partly funded by Microsoft? It's a joke.lol. I know don't get it... sorry for my poor comprehension :D
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Zwopper on Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:02 am

GREAT NEWS!
Can you inplement the Vi$ta way of doing things as well, like for instance making Winmine using 64GB of RAM and 100% of my 4 16THz octacore CPU's, pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!! :roll: :wink:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby ed@Mint on Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:23 am

I must admit that i was up to believe this as i was reading the first sentence until i read the new distro's name :oops:
Huh.. That would be such a great idea anyway. Why not include Linspire in the merge process ? :lol:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby kenetics on Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:00 am

When will the beta be out?
When will the final be ready?
No rush, mind you, but i cant wait! :lol:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby mmesantos1 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:31 am

I would have believed this if it were not for the fact that my birthday is today and I am sued to so many April fools day jokes. Good one!. At any rate I am glad Linux Mint will just be Linux mint after using PCLinuxOS I would not recommend working with that group on a Linux OS. I would be worried what the outcome would be! So the saying goes don't fix it if it ain't broke!


I love April Fools Day :-)
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Re: Breaking News

Postby carlos on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:07 am

Damn it, now I need to make a new logo... Will work ever end? :wink:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Husse on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:55 am

Will work ever end?

Not to talk of all I have to learn to support this new "mixture" :mrgreen:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Dark Star on Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:17 am

Is it really goona happen or Admins are kiddin so that they can make bakra out of us :P on 01 April ?
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Re: Breaking News

Postby ed@Mint on Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:46 am

I think they're serious :lol:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby BakUp on Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:15 pm

I am glad to see Clem that you can take time off in your day for a little humor !
You did get my attention with the Breaking News thingy.....good one.....
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