DreamLinux Dead

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mman79, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. Mman79

    Mman79 Registered Member

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    http://www.dreamlinux.info/

    Although you hate to see projects die (if they're good), I think there are just far too many distros as it is. I also believe it to be counterproductive to mass Linux adoption by home users, when the chance is already low as it is in my opinion.
     
  2. NormanF

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    It costs a lot money to develop, maintain and update a distro. ZevenOS is also dead. Apparently no one wants to bother to update it.
     
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    Why does "mass Linux adoption by home users" matter ?
     
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    Never heard of it. So no big deal IMHO.
     
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    You don't create a new distro "to bring back the beos look and feel". That guy might be a good programmer, but I wouldn't give him a cent to administrate it.
     
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    Shame. At one time Dream was a really nice distro. Easy to use with lots of bling. The last release was very poor in comparison.
     
  7. Mman79

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    It doesn't to me. However, there are still those out there that believe it will or can happen (Windows 8, 9, 10 and so on would have to absolutely suck or MS would have to do something incredibly stupid). For those people, and even people who might be looking into Linux, having half a million distros to choose from doesn't help. Of course, there's only so many ways you can make a distro different and many small-timers are just copies of other small-timers or big-timers.
     
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    not sure why you believe this. its already pretty easy to add ubuntu and several others along side a Windows install and its only going to get easier in the future. Compare to 3-4 years ago now i have a USB cell modem that works out of the box on Ubuntu as well as several distros and Live CDs i've tried - takes about 10 seconds to set up and on startup takes about 1/3rd the time to recognize and connect compared to Windows. Then you have free and working Firefox, Opera, Libre Office, tons of games, VLC, etc. For 90% of the public thats about all you need. Best part is re-install or uninstall whenever you want, try another distro, whatever.

    only downside so far is some of the advanced programs don't have a GUI and the avg computer user doesn't want to mess with the terminal, and we don't want to compile and all that stuff. Once Linux gets more users though i would expect some of the program developers would make them more user-friendly for the avg person. And when billions more from the 3rd world start getting online (OLPC etc) i would expect many will be using something like ubuntu unless they're all going to pirate windows.


    i have 3 different Linux partitions and a winXP partition to boot into on my netbook and most of the time i'd rather use Linux. i looked at Win8 developers edition and its nothing special, slower to use imo than winXP. Vista was a joke, and i never had occasion to use Win7.

    agree that "half a million" distros(the Get-Linux app lists about 140) may not be ideal but at least we have choices and they're all free, aren't they? if i want to buy a copy of Win8 that i can move from computer to computer what do i have to pay, $200 or $300? its a rip off.
     
  9. linuxforall

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    Ubuntu, Red Hat and SUSE are for mass adaption, rest are for those who need to try out different approach for a distro in Linux. All these three are entrenched on solid foundation with proper management and Red Hat is among the most profitable companies in today's IT world, Canonical is doing quite well in commercial sector with rapid adaption. In countries like India and other similar places, Linux is being adapted at a far rapid pace than before. So mass adaption or not, LINUX is here and for good, its too entrenched in commercial sector and other sectors like supercomputers, Android, we need not be worried.
     
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