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    manyroadsmanyroads

    If you are on a perpetual journey through the Linux eco-sphere (like me), I think you’ll find this article to be a worthwhile read.

    I recommend reading the entire article. The punch line is at the end.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/11/05/my-search-for-the-perfect-linux-os-just-ended–with-an-unexpected-surprise/#7d598b3c5cd6

    Pax vobiscum,
    Mark Rabideau - http://many-roads.com
    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken
    dwm on antiX19 & arch
    Reg. Linux User #449130

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    If you are on a perpetual journey through the Linux eco-sphere (like me), I think you’ll find this article to be a worthwhile read.

    Having read this article:
    – IMHO vast majority of computer users never come to an idea of hopping Linux distros because the notion of Linux is unknown to them.
    – From minority of computer users (niche) who do hop Linux distros in search of a dexterous design and architecture never came across antiX 19 yet… Such as the author of the article…
    – How can this be secured in the constant flux of Linux landscape that good design and architecture continues when the original developers and concept leaders grow tired and retire? Their successors often mess up these distros so they gradually fall into abyss…

    #29074
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    manyroadsmanyroads

    @olsztyn Clearly the universe of Linux users is a self-selected population. Although it’s worth noting that android is Linux based (and that user base is huge). See: https://www.howtogeek.com/189036/android-is-based-on-linux-but-what-does-that-mean/

    As for the ‘conscious’ Linux community, Distrowatch (DW) has antiX at #12. That’s pretty good, assuming you believe the DW numbers.

    Pax vobiscum,
    Mark Rabideau - http://many-roads.com
    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken
    dwm on antiX19 & arch
    Reg. Linux User #449130

    #29144
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    As for the ‘conscious’ Linux community, Distrowatch (DW) has antiX at #12. That’s pretty good, assuming you believe the DW numbers.

    Yes, it is pretty good… But just IMHO (not to start a discussion with opposing opinions) a notion of ‘Linux community’ would mean all who oppose Windows, regardless how divided and contesting against each other are parties associated with every distro. Microsoft must be rather happy that fragmentation of Linux is self inflicted on itself by ‘Linux community’…

    #33673
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    AvatarPDP-8

    Re: fragmentation worries…

    Just remember – every time you enter a virtual terminal with CTRL-ALT-F1, a bell goes off inside a retired Microsoft Xenix developer’s house. Prior to that, one had to practice up on his foreground and backgrounding skills. 🙂

    Heh, fragmentation existed LONG before internally to ATT itself in the 70’s. You had “research” Unix (Ken, Dennis, Doug, and all the rest of the merry research gang), and the “real” Unix like PWB, MERT, CB for people with actual work to do like John Mashey etc. Even this before going commercial or when BSD became a thing.

    Too bad most kids don’t know their computer history in regards to *nix. Kind of puts a different spin on things.

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