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Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea?

Jun 03, 2014, 10:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

When most people think of Ubuntu derivatives, they usually categorize them into an "Ubuntu with a different desktop environment than Unity" category. However, according to Ubuntu, they refer to Ubuntu-based distros with different desktop environments as a derivative as well as distros using their own tools/apps/goals as customizations. In this article, I'll be exploring the upside and downside to Ubuntu-based customized distros.

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