Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:11 UTC
Debian and its clones MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian. SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3, which is scheduled for release today, has been quite a challenge to build, according to Woodford. "It's taking up all my time, fighting the Etch pool... We've had a lot of trouble, because the Debian community has become so active, it's been difficult to get this out, so I'm looking at alternatives to getting out stable releases."
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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

How can you dislike something you have never tried, ubuntu is bringing the linux experience to people who might never try it, or try a less user-friendly distro and not like it, so they switch back. Being closed minded and choosing to believe the worse about an organization when they have made no actions that backup your feelings are bad for the whole OSS movement

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historyb Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO no it's not. That's a silly saying going around that if you haven't tried it don't criticize it. That's like saying a person can't say jumping off a building is bad unless you did it.

One can form perfectly valid opinions about things even if they never have used it or done it. Experience is not everything.

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gary1979 Member since:
2006-01-31

I suppose, but you are using quite a drastic example (jumping off a building). Despite public opinion, using Ubuntu will not cause certain death ;) . However, many people disregard Ubuntu as being totally bad for GNU/Linux. Yes, the potential does exist for Ubuntu to really alter the GNU/Linux landscape for the worse. That being said, there were some nice features that I have not found in any other Debian-based distribution.

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morgoth Member since:
2005-07-08

I have tried it, thank you very much, and trying it confirmed my suspicions. So don't try to presume that you know what I have done, or haven't done. Idiot.

Dave

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You can't form valid opinions about something you know nothing about, that would be called "superstition"

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I have never heard such an insane statement in my life,

"One can form perfectly valid opinions about things even if they never have used it or done it. Experience is not everything"

I personally use Windows, FreeBSD and Ubuntu, I have tried Fedora Core, Suse and older versions of Red Hat, I learned to make choices based upon experience and knowledge, not beliefs and opinions. Experience is what gives us the ability to learn from our mistakes, and to overcome them. The argument you just used is the same argument that a lot of windows users use when they talk about linux, so welcome to a very large club

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