Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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RE[2]: stupid decision
by KClowers on Sat 6th Nov 2010 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE: stupid decision "
KClowers
Member since:
2009-12-18

Debian is real Linux, and the distro that I use. Debian without X and with a forked Gnome interface (i.e. Ubuntu) is not real Linux.

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RE[3]: stupid decision
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 6th Nov 2010 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: stupid decision "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Debian without X and with a forked Gnome interface (i.e. Ubuntu) is not real Linux.


And who are you to define what "real Linux" is? So if a distribution runs without X at all (say, a server install), it isn't "real Linux"? What is this definition? Where did you get it? What is it based on? By whom has it been accepted?

Ridiculous comment.

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RE[3]: stupid decision
by Quake on Sun 7th Nov 2010 01:10 in reply to "RE[2]: stupid decision "
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

Debian is real Linux, and the distro that I use. Debian without X and with a forked Gnome interface (i.e. Ubuntu) is not real Linux.

You should know that Linux is a kernel (brain) and the GNU CoreUtils packages http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ makes the rest of the system (hands, feet... of the OS)

Therefore, any distro with the Linux kernel (brain) is Linux such as android, Meemo, Ubuntu, Fedora... etc.

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RE[3]: stupid decision
by phoenix on Sun 7th Nov 2010 01:11 in reply to "RE[2]: stupid decision "
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Debian is real Linux, and the distro that I use. Debian without X and with a forked Gnome interface (i.e. Ubuntu) is not real Linux.


Linux is just a kernel. Any OS built around that is "Real Linux". Or do you not consider Android a "Real Linux"? Or all those embedded devices without any GUI layer at all (think wireless routers) not "Real Linux"?

It doesn't matter what you stack above it; any system using the Linux kernel is a "Real Linux".

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Guess all my headless servers are not "Real Linux" (tm) what with not having X installed on them.

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bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Indeed, and all these years I was fooled into thinking that "Linux" was powering a good percentage of the Internet. I hope we can at least still claim a few of the servers out there are "Real FreeBSD".

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