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Any man of any reasonable intelligence runs arch Linux in a container on a thread ripper in a virtual machine on BSD.
Here’s another aspect of how crappy Lunduke is, as he literally always has been (seriously, I saw that guy speak at one of his first “Linux Sucks” talks IRL and he was fucking awful then too, I don’t know how people never picked up that he was a massive asshole). Danielle deleted those tweets because they contained sensitive information about Cassidy’s exit negotiations. It’s just crappy to both Danielle – on top of being a fucking transphobe – AND Cassidy to dredge them up from the Internet Archive anyway.
EDIT: I do like how Lunduke’s bootlicking ass admits at the very end that he can’t tell the difference between what’s right and what’s legal. Since the terms were published anyway – Cassidy has the legal right to do what he’s doing, but he’s still being an asshole about it. The first purchase agreement was totally reasonable especially for a project that’s likely to die. His revised terms make it clear he’s now just trying to bleed the project for money.
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It’s a pity that promising projects like Elementary OS collapse due to economic issues. Clearly this would not have happened if they had been able to implement a sustainable business model, but are they going to be able to compete head to head with Microsoft and Apple in the field of operating systems?
I mean, Windows not only has a monopoly, but also has the backing of many other US companies that boycott the GNU/Linux community (Nvidia, Adobe…). It’s a shame that this has happened, and I hope that at least someone will take over Elementary OS so that the same thing that happened to Antergos doesn’t happen to it :(
Why dont open software have a proper funding model? They are one of the most popular distros for christ sake!
This all depends on how big their team was, especially during the economic downturn from the pandemic.
Other companies seem to be doing ok with the linux desktop, for example linux mint (which seem to continually increase revenue) and pop os.
Their patreon donations have been declining, I Fear that some of their design decisions are just not attracting users (If not getting them to leave), that leads to less users and therefore less donations.
At least for Pop, the main funding stream is System76 computers, not Pop itself. It makes me a little nervous about the prospects if other companies start to move in more aggressively to the Linux consumer computer market. Personally, I just bought a Framework laptop that I might install Pop on, but none of that money is going to maintain Pop. I like Pop, so I don’t feel too great about that.
You could either donate to help Pop’s development or use its more community oriented upstream distro Debian.
Donating is a good idea, but it doesn’t necessarily fix things as a systemic issue.
@libre_warrior what would you define as a proper funding model?
Open software are in the interest of people. People should fund these projects. But our funding model does not put emphasis on bringing the grass roots to open software, therefore we end up with neglishable funding.
That would be nice, but unfortunately most people are more likely to fund streamers, podcasters, and youtubers than FOSS developers.
There are FOSS projects that are better funded then some youtube channels (hiring multiple full time employees), but observing them i think you need a well thought out plan and possibly some experimentation.
Yes! There’s the defeatist attitude I was looking for!
Unfortunately, “gentlemen agreements” in business don’t work and never has. Even with friends. Cassidy is a part owner in the company and will still have owner rights whether he’s drawing a paycheck or not. It doesn’t look like there are any written agreements in place to say otherwise.
What do he users do now? Switch immediately to another distroy?
I’m not on it, just curious
Now? Nothing. If things change and the project truly stops then I guess people will just jump ship. Or maybe new contributors helps or fork it. In that case some will jump there.
Danielle, though, not Daniel, you asshole.
Sorry to hear about Elementary OS. Failing small Linux distro companies is not uncommon though. Also I’m not a fan of Lunduke, so there may be other sites where you can read about what’s going on with Elementary without adding clicks to his content.
His blog isn’t monetized in any way so clicks don’t matter.
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I could not find any with a DDG search. Do you have some links I could read?
@ericbuijs oh ew he’s deadnaming Danielle
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Honestly? I’m surprised it held out as long as it did. When you have to jump through hoops just to get commonplace applications like GIMP or Firefox installed, then your distro has a problem.
They wanted to create their own walled garden and in the end it made their distro kinda unusable. Very nice UI/UX but nothing else because the whole experience was so limited.
Man, Lunduke can create some good content every once in a while, but fuck that guy.
He can’t even proceed to tell news without disrespecting Danielle’s transition and consistently calls her by her old name.
Didn’t know lunduke did that. Fuck that guy!
That was before he went Cuckoo crazy.
Never heard of this person, this is not a very great first impression on their part
Just for a bit of context, this guy is mainly famous in the Linux community for his “Linux Sucks” series he used to do annually, with a light-hearted but pinpoint approach to tackling the main problems with the Linux desktop in general. That is, until the pandemic hit. Then he just unleashed his inner fascist that was probably always there.
Then his content became mostly complaining about “woke culture” mainly in Mozilla and the GNOME team, “cancel culture” after the whole schtick with RMS and his behaviour and probably his worst take yet to this day, reducing Linus Torvalds himself to a “vaccine passport company employee” when he yelled GTFO to another guy spreading misinformation about vaccines in the Linux kernel mailing list.
tl;dr the guy got famous for good content and then became publicly the complete ass he probably always was
Hmm, his covid stance surprises me, i used watch him back when he had a youtube channel and remember him talking about volunterily pulling his kids out of school weeks before we started the shutdowns.
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removed by mod…pathetic…apparently I’m sparking to much controversy.
Yes it absolutely is, because “woke culture” is nothing but a strawman to justify LGBTQIA±phobia and racism. Let’s not forget that “traditional values” are forged in a lot of those things.
It’s 90% strawman, 10% hypocrite finger-pointing at things that the alt right also does - such as the thing that they call “virtue signalling”. The later is yet another of those “even a broken clock is right twice a day, but if you’re assuming that a broken clock is reliable then you’re braindead” cases.
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Would you mind expanding on what you mean by forcing Lgbtq+ values on people? My take is that lgbt people like to not be dehumanized. Thats not too controversial
Well rip the reply, guess ill never know your take cause other people thought it was bad enough to delete
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I’ll just stop feeding the troll, if anyone else wants to indulge in the internet equivalent of talking to a brick wall, feel free to go on.
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Really? Wow that’s disgusting 🤮
oof that sucks
that’s really unfortunate. not only is it a great project that might die out, but the personal situation seems like a pretty shitty spot to be in. hopefully all gets resolved with minimal damages.