Is Ubuntu running off a cliff?

Posted by gregladen on Nov 16, 2010 4:36 AM EDT
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Will Ubuntu follow the MS strategy, keeping just ahead of your hardware? And, is that necessarily a bad thing? Sometimes I feel like I'm watching Ubuntu running quickly towards a big cliff. Recently, it was hinted/announced that Gnome would be dropped as Ubuntu's default desktop, and dropped as the x server. The mint Distro has forked itself to produce a pure Debian distro, which was what Ubuntu was supposed to be (sort of) when I signed up for it, which I take to be a reaction by the minters of Mint to Ubuntu's increasing non-Debian-ness.

Major planned or postulated changes in future versions of Ubuntu may lead the distro down an interesting and potentially useful path, but one that not everyone will want to, or be able to, follow.

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