Mint's future relative to Canonical's *buntu?

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Mint's future relative to Canonical's *buntu?

Postby DapperMe17 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:23 pm

Good afternoon,

With Canonical's recent push of Ubuntu/Unity and it's recent financial stress, I have a hypothetical question.

Should Canonical's business not survive, would the *buntu base go community-based, and would Mint continue to build on top of that? Or, would Mint move forward with a complete switch to LMDE based distros?

Just a basic there are multiple versions of Canonical-based *buntus within the family. If the future spells Debian, then would like to prepare by maybe installing Mint LMDE based distros.

Thanks for any opinions!

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Re: Mint's future relative to Canonical's *buntu?

Postby Epod » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:42 pm

I think Linux Mint has the power and community support to branch off into an Independent distribution I don't think Canonical is an anchor anymore for Mint especially with LMDE now but I think they couldn't even break off from Debian to be a completely independent distribution if they wanted too.
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