It Looks Like Descent OS 5.0 Linux Will Be Based on Debian After All, not Ubuntu

It took the developer two years to bring us an Alpha build of its Ubuntu MATE-based Descent OS 5.0 distribution, and we haven’t heard anything from him in the meantime. No Beta, not another Alpha build has been released since the February announcement of Descent OS 5.0 Alpha, which was based on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Last month, he dropped a quick message to the Reddit section of his distro that he’s currently working hard on the final release of Descent OS 5.0, which a few days ago received its first Release Candidate (RC) build, so we can finally see what’s going on with this very nice and interesting Ubuntu derivative.