The future of Linux

Kelly Miller lightsolphoenix at
Mon Jun 10 22:47:50 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Neil Winchurst <neilwin at>

> I have read recently the suggestion that the future desktop for Linux will
> be either Mate or Cinnamon or possibly both. The others, I read, are
> destined to fall by the wayside.

I would suggest that whoever claims that also believes that Linux Mint IS
Linux, and that there are no other distributions.  I doubt Xfce is going
anywhere, and I would bet if you asked the KDE guys if KDE was being thrown
away in favor of MATE, you'd get a negative response.

When has Linux ever had a "default" desktop?
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