The future of Linux

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jun 10 22:57:35 CEST 2013

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 6:47 AM, Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Neil Winchurst <neilwin at>
> wrote:
>> 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?

I think Xfce is the future desktop for OS/2. It's so close to the
PMShell / WorkPlace Shell that it could almost become it. No, I don't
think anything's dying. :)


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