Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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RE[3]: Debian
by dagw on Sat 5th Dec 2009 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Debian"
dagw
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2005-07-06

Just look at Eeebuntu, which will be basing their next release on Debian and not Ubuntu.

Wasn't that the original posters point? Lots of people will be using things based on Debian, but non of those things will be called Debian.

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RE[4]: Debian
by bornagainenguin on Sun 6th Dec 2009 14:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Debian"
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2005-08-07

dagw inquired...

Just look at Eeebuntu, which will be basing their next release on Debian and not Ubuntu.
Wasn't that the original posters point? Lots of people will be using things based on Debian, but non of those things will be called Debian.


Yes it was, what I was doing there was agreeing with the parent post and citing an example or two of where this was already happening. Personally though I can see it going the other way too--once one of these new distros make it easy enough to do I expect there will be many people making the switch over to plain vanila Debian as they learn enough to be able to do so. We'll have to wait and see how it all plays out.

--bornagainpenguin

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