Linuxdistrus nolongerexista: What Happens When a Linux Distribution Goes Extinct

[ 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

“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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