I came a cross a really interesting article today. Basically, the author’s points boil down to the idea that you need to be cutting edge (old school Mandrake), n00b friendly (easy to use and ultra-stable) , or appeal to a niche (old hardware, graphics users, etc) in order to create a successful Linux distribution.

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9 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago


my thoughts

a community-only distro that was very up to date or had a rolling release schedule and only free software in it(possibly with access to binary firmwares) would be very very appealing. currently, fedora and foresight almost meed this idea, except both are "sponsored" by corporations. basically the idea can be boiled down to "debian, but a lot faster" hehe