Yet another Linux distribution shuts down, and the Open Source community should be worried

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  1. mood

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    Yet another Linux distribution shuts down, and the Open Source community should be worried
    May 22, 2019
    https://betanews.com/2019/05/22/antergos-linux-dead/
     
  2. mirimir

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    Generating income with open-source projects is nontrivial.

    If your stuff is important enough, people will donate if asked. As with GnuPG, for example. Otherwise, ...
     
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    Death of a distro in Linux world means nothing, there is so many, it is like losing an hair.
     
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    The problems with Linux distros aren't diversity or plurality. They are predominantly compatibility and reliability. The world doesn't need more distros; it needs better distros.
     
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    Indeed, I didn't even know the mentioned distro...
     
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    I don't think that he's talking about distro. https://gnupg.org/
     
  8. Efilnikufesin

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    I love Antergos. Lately I have not been able to keep it on my computer because I never managed to turn off the computer, I had to do it by removing the power cable. I'm in love with the GNOME environment and Arch. The disappearance of Antergos makes me very sad.
     
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    I meant the distro mentioned in the article, Antergos.
     
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    Yes, sorry, I misunderstood you.
     
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    Amen! :)
     
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    Indeed. The Linux world is awash with ego driven vanity projects and a proliferation of unneeded desktop environments that do nothing to support the operating system as a viable alternative to the major desktop players. Ultimate Edition is perhaps one of the best examples. Calling yourself "TheeMahn" says it all. "You people, do not understand what is coming. I am a Innovator. I am writing software that will be a game changer". Well I'm not exactly sure which game he is referring to but I've yet to encounter anyone who can get this crap to boot and run reliably, if at all.
     
  13. mood

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    Scientific Linux and Antergos are shutting down: It's time for Linux Mint to go
    Cinnamon, the popular desktop environment featured in Linux Mint, makes more sense as a distribution-agnostic package
    May 30, 2019

    https://www.techrepublic.com/articl...-shutting-down-its-time-for-linux-mint-to-go/
     
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    I agree. I think we already have way too many "Distro based on a distro" distros. I use Parrot, based on Debian, and it works great. I've previously ran Ubuntu and that worked pretty Dan well too!
     
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    I've got nothing against Mint, but I could never see a reason to switch from Ubuntu.
     
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    I wonder why the author says that "Cinnamon has momentum behind it, as the progressive, feature-rich implementation of the classic desktop paradigm for Linux users. (For comparison, MATE—while venerable—is essentially in maintenance mode.)" Or maybe it is Mint's MATE that's in maintenance mode. AFAIK, Ubuntu MATE is pretty actively developed.
     
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    No worries mate. :)
     
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