Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2005 20:16 UTC
Debian and its clones Two companies previously mentioned as being involved with the project, Mandriva and Turbolinux, appear to not be participating at this time. Progeny Linux Systems continues to leading the way.
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Just hype!
by Morty on Tue 12th Jul 2005 21:11 UTC
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I think all this talk has been just hype from the Progeny guy, Ian Murdock. Since neither Turbolinux or Mandriva has made any statements supporting such a move, and Mandriva now clearly says no. And it does not make any technical or commercial sense for Turbolinux and Mandriva to change to a Debian base. There are no gain made by such a move, only additional cost.

Murdock is trying to create hype around Progeny and Debian, to counter the success of Ubuntu. Ubuntu are fast making Progeny irrelevant and minimizing his opportunity to make commercial gain of it. Progeny has been a failure for years, and the slow pace of Debian releases has not helped any. More or less all media and Linux news sites has ignored Progeny lately, until Murdock started writing/talking about Mandriva switching to Debian.

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