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Linuxdistrus nolongerexista: What Happens When a Linux Distribution Goes Extinct

Nov 13, 2009, 13:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"What happens to the poor unfortunates who adopt and use these defunct distros? Are they left in the cold or are there alternatives that are close enough that a relatively tech savvy administrator could migrate apps and dependencies to another distribution? Some of these distributions were excellent and very capable. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a notable one that I used extensively and have written about. It's very disappointing to have a distribution pulled out from under you when you depend on it for productivity.

"I know that operating systems come and go, developers get tired and sometimes technology might make some of them obsolete but it still stings a bit, doesn't it?"

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