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Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby BakUp on Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:13 pm

My Linux Distros:
sidux - Parsix - DreamLinux - Mint
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby Husse on Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:04 am

The non geeks are coming to Linux so a fall of, at least, the relative importance of Slackware and Gentoo and some others is to be expected.....
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby Phosgene on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:45 am

I can't speak for Gentoo, however I expect the same applies here; Slackware is not dying. Slackware and Gentoo are two distros that refuse to become user friendly, this puts off many new users to Linux who expect graphical installers and easy to use package managers. The growth of one distribution does not mean that the others are dying. Linux is not a company that must constantly grow. Slackware will never dye because of the users like myself that refuse to change their habits and their distro.
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby lakehousetech on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:46 am

Slackware is a great distro, but hopelessly stuck in the 1990's. It's still not going anywhere anytime soon. Debian has to be my favorite, but they aren't making any remarkable changes to the distro either. I think offshoots may steer popularity away from the pure distros. Parsix is coming along quite nicely.
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby Phosgene on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:19 pm

Slackware is only stuck in the 90s because of lack of up to date documentation, the distro is basically fronted by the community and Pat. The distro itself easily competes with every other distribution out there, it just sticks with traditional Unix values.
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:45 pm

it just sticks with traditional Unix values.

Which will make it a small half forgotten toy for geeks
Note - I am not saying it's a bad distro
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Re: Which Linux Distributions Are Dying ?

Postby Phosgene on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:13 pm

I think that Linux is going through a small boom of users demanding user friendly distros, this has pushed slack aside for the moment, but it will never be forgotten.
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