Linux on the down low?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Is it me, or does it seem like there's little coming and going in the Linux world recently? I noticed a lot of sites doing distro reviews are quiet or dormant, the comments on DW are sparse, even here, little to no engagement?

    Should I increase the dosage of my anti-paranoia pills, or is there something weird going on I haven't noticed?

    Mrk
     
  2. Gullible Jones

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    More predictable than weird IMO. Most desktops have bloated up and alienated their user bases; most distros have become boringly similar. There's not a whole lot to talk about ATM.

    Also the economy is (still) horrible, and the global political climate is (still) profoundly depressing, no matter what side of the fence one happens to be on. It's hard for people to be engaged with anything when they feel that their actions have no impact.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    We're between release cycles and that's mostly what the layman and tech bloggers will talk about, so there's less talking. Systemd drama is about the only thing going on that can be made accessible to the masses in any way, and even that is too complicated for most.

    There's tons going on with Linux development, it's just not blog cost-effective.
     
  4. Gullible Jones

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    @HM: true, there's always a ton going on in kernel space, which is great. But not much has been happening with desktops, except in the lower layers of the desktop stack (X11, Wayland, etc.) And desktop changes are what people notice most (including me) because they have a relatively large impact on usability.
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    Everyone is too busy with Windows 8 to care about Linux... :D
     
  6. safeguy

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    No. It's XP and its end of support :p

    As for Linux and activity...just wait for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS final. That will definitely pick up steam..
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    That's nice, but I don't see any great activity on most of the portals that used to be so vibrant just six months back.
    Mrk
     
  9. noone_particular

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    Spring fever. Everyone is getting outside and doing other things.
     
  10. Gullible Jones

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    LOL... I wish.
     
  11. Kyle1420

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    Lot's going on in the gaming and valve space :thumb:
     
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    This very much so. Tech news in general is quiet, nothing major new from the big players such as Google, Microsoft, Apple etc.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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    All base will belong soon to Mint 17 LTE, ain't it?
     
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