just brew it! wrote:Yes, we all live just to respond to your posts, and if we don't respond within 12 hours we're slacking off. I also imagine a lot of people don't make it past the topic index; they just go "oh, another whm1974 Linux thread" and move on.
My take: Oh great, just what we need... yet another distro in an already crowded/fragmented market.
And I say this as an employee of an organization that has their own distro of sorts. But in our case, the product is really more like a turnkey appliance than a general-purpose platform, so it makes more sense.
Given that POP!_OS sounds like it is essentially another Ubuntu respin, I guess I'm not really understanding what compelling feature this new "OS" brings to the table that couldn't have been handled with a few meta-packages to install domain-specific sets of tools.
whm1974 wrote:I'm thinking they don't like the way Ubuntu is going and will over time will add enough improvements to POP!_OS to be considered a different distro then Ubuntu like Mint currently is.
whm1974 wrote:One thing I'm hoping is that System76 will do is sponsor heavy development of applications like GIMP, Darktable, Blender, Inkscape, and maybe game development as well.
whm1974 wrote:TBH however, I am more interested in their hardware design and manufacturing plans instead of the the new distro.
just brew it! wrote:I also have to wonder how these guys will survive, given that Dell has quite a few Linux offerings these days.
whm1974 wrote:just brew it! wrote:I also have to wonder how these guys will survive, given that Dell has quite a few Linux offerings these days.
The last time I checked Dell's web site(for laptops), they didn't have any consumer Linux offerings, just the developer editions. While System76 offer almost anything you want if a bit on the expensive side. Since I prefer to build my own desktops, I usually don't look at that section.
whm1974 wrote:Funny every Linux Youtube channel I watch seems to hold System76 in high regard.
whm1974 wrote:Well here is a video podcast by Bryan Lunduke with an employee of System76 covering why they decided to do their own distro: