Unbelievable! Linux Mint Ditches Ubuntu, Will Be Based on Arch Linux Now (April Fools Day Joke)

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Unbelievable! Linux Mint Ditches Ubuntu, Will Be Based on Arch Linux Now (April Fools Day Joke)

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Last edited by karlchen on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:05 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Now on April 2nd, " (April Fools Day Joke)" has been appended to the title to clarify the nature of the the thread
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Happy Easter to you, too! :lol:
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Notice: the linked article is not funny or anything like that, so it's hard to tell that it's fake.
Edit: I forgot it was April 1st, sorry for being a stick in the mud. Or whatever.
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Re: Unbelievable! Linux Mint Ditches Ubuntu, Will Be Based on Arch Linux Now

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@ smurphos, .......
smurphos wrote:.
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Argh.!!!!!!! ... Unbelievable.! .... I'm going back to Windows. :(

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It was about time... :P
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Happy Easter and April fools day :)
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Re: Unbelievable! Linux Mint Ditches Ubuntu, Will Be Based on Arch Linux Now

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Just click the button at the bottom, Link to Official Linux Mint announcement
Using Chem gave it away, the name is Clem

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my arch install was pretty stable last year. in the past week i did a timeshift restore i lost count at 20. the new gnome 3.28 and a whole lot of issues with updates made it sometimes unbootable or frozen unresponsive. after many hours of pulling hairs i finally got it back and working smooth

moral of the story here is use Timeshift it really is a good piece of mind, :mrgreen: yup i restored my arch with a live linux mint xfce
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Flemur wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:20 am
Notice: the linked article is not funny or anything like that, so it's hard to tell that it's fake.
There's no shame in admitting that you fell for it. :lol:
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Moem wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 am
Flemur wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:20 am
Notice: the linked article is not funny or anything like that, so it's hard to tell that it's fake.
There's no shame in admitting that you fell for it. :lol:
I forgot it was April 1st!
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kc1di wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:52 am
Happy Easter and April fools day :)
And try to eat responsibly if you celibate.

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If only it was true.

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lexon wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:49 pm
And try to eat responsibly if you celibate.
I don't like celibacy.... :mrgreen:
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"Chem's new cutting edge distro!"
Gotta love that guy Chem.

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JeremyB wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:12 am
Just click the button at the bottom, Link to Official Linux Mint announcement
Using Chem gave it away, the name is Clem
I was just going to post that "Chem, the lead developer of Linux Mint"


Happy Easter everyone :mrgreen:


and this?

Chem says that even if after moving to Arch Linux people call Mint a friendly distribution, they plan to switch to Gentoo and then they’ll see how would anyone call it a noob’s distro while compiling all those packages. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Unbelievable! Linux Mint Ditches Ubuntu, Will Be Based on Arch Linux Now

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Pjotr wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:01 pm
lexon wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:49 pm
And try to eat responsibly if you celibate.
I don't like celibacy.... :mrgreen:
What about suppositories that cause your system to 'crap out'?
... that supository caused my system to crap out.
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=150290&p=784918&hi ... ry#p784918
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KBD47 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:15 pm
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmint/
That is properly bizarre - a redditor keeping up the joke?

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That "Noob distro issue" is a good plot with some plausibility.
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