Yeah, I understand Linux Mint wants to make a living and all, so they have done a favor or two for Google. It would be interesting to learn how much $ Google gives in return. I wonder if it makes a difference. Realistically, people want to make a living, so they go about finding ways to make that happen.GNUday wrote:I totally agree (rolling), besides the fact anything with Ubuntu under the hood makes me feel like I need a shower these days. Have you seen Ubuntu's (and by association, Mint's) repository lately? It's full of Google this and Google that, speaking of data mining/tracking Google, CURRENTLY in Linux Mint 17, the Firefox add-on 'Google Search Enhancement' (*puke*, "enhancement", for who?) is installed and running by DEFAULT now, no opt-in, no warning, no nothing, so if you are like me and control tracking and spyware as much as possible (yes, I now consider Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc, to be spyware, that's a major source of income for them), you might want to disable it, try uninstalling it, it conveniently wants to take other major packages with it, even with recommends OFF, strange huh? Just a heads up if you settle on Mint. I have a feeling they caved on a few not so FOSS things during Mint's 'talks' with Canonical, to keep using Ubuntu's repo servers.igor83 wrote:but in the end, although Netrunner / LM may be prettier, I just like the concept of install-once and keep on rollin' too much.
Adjusting my tinfoil hat, but sadly, I'm probably right.
My (hopefully realistic) hope is that SolydK with its Debian Testing Rolling Release model attracts the admiration of Blue Systems, whose sponsored NetRunner has chosen Manjaro as its Rolling Release model instead of Debian. Well, I don't know anything about Manjaro other than it looks hairy, and I prefer Debian because I know everything I use works great in Debian, and to my knowledge, there are zero issues with Debian. Synaptic Package Manager as an updater has not given me any problems. I don't know about Manjaro's Octopi and don't really want to learn about it. I guess I'm a "moderate" distro hopper, not quite as eager to explore as others. I find something I like that makes good sense to me, I stick with it.
But I don't know, I think that SolydK would have to prove itself through longevity and continual improvement and maybe work its way up the charts in popularity before Blue paid it some due, if there is any possibility at all of that happening.
I was a bit puzzled that Netrunner chose Manjaro over the Debian model. Perhaps it was a nod to SolydK and a professional courtesy, as in, "We will not steal your action, but rather take our distro along a different path, leaving room for you." To me, Debian would have been the clear and obvious choice, since Kubuntu and Netrunner are also Debian-based. Manjaro seems like a wildcard.
I admit I don't really understand the appeal of Arch / Manjaro. How is it superior or in any way advantageous over Debian? I do make frequent use of the ArchLinux wiki, however. In my opinion, it is the authority on Linux. Just really excellent documentation.