Linux Insider investigates why some Linux distros just disappear

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It's long been the case that the world of Linux distributions offers at least one compelling choice for virtually every taste and purpose, but -- much like those dissatisfied with the weather in New England -- users who don't see a distro they like need only wait a few minutes. The open source nature of Linux means that users not only can fork and create entirely new distros of their own at will, but also take advantage of others' efforts to do so -- and those efforts are ongoing.

What makes one distro last and another give up? Linux Insider takes a closer look.

Re: Depends on niche utility and marketing too (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-02-26 22:13 (#79)

I have installed Xubuntu on several of my friend's and family's computer, non-technical people who are doing really well with it.
I am doing a 6-month min. trial of xfce for the first time (on Ubuntu Studio). I like it--it is simple, and sleek with minimal use of system resources. The only things (at present) that drive me crazy are the(click and drag) to copy/shift+click and drag) to move behaviour--I'd really like to switch those around--; and the lack of a built-in robust sub-folder-capable file search for thunar.

I'll need to try Xubuntu, as I am looking for a user-friendly distro to install on some old (XP) Public Access Computers at the library I run.
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