Comment 2VBW Re: One Problem


Debian is forked. Meet Devuan


One Problem (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-11-28 21:04 (#2VAY)

The amount of fanfare given for this announcement is much more than is warranted, but in any case I wish the team well. Based on one thing though, I do believe they have already shown that this fork is more an ideological exercise than an effort to make a distro that is better for users. Picking a name is important and the team has failed miserably. If you have to explain how to pronounce it, you lose interest of potential users. Why not just pick a simple name?

Re: One Problem (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-11-29 10:11 (#2VBW)

To be fair, not malicious, the amount of excitement isn't unlike when a bunch of us left Slashdot. Yeah, maybe our new project sinks and maybe it swims. But at least it's invigorating to be DOING something about a problem instead of just sucking it up in silence.

I wish them luck, if only to see what they come up with - I think they'll essentially create a product with values/choices like FreeBSD but based on Linux. That's a good thing - people choose Debian for stability. There's enough discontent out there that it's possible to get this machine rolling.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-12-01 16:22 Interesting +1
2015-01-05 18:20 Informative +1
2014-11-29 15:47 Underrated +1
2014-11-29 18:26 Interesting +1

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