The death of Medibuntu: A harbinger of doom for Ubuntu?

Today in Open Source: The death of Medibuntu. Plus: A slideshow of Ubuntu 13.10, and Cinnamon 2.0 released

The Death of Medibuntu

Lxer is reporting that Medibuntu has died.

The Medibuntu repository has been unmaintained for several months, and has become more and more useless over the years. The project is now considered abandoned, and we recommend to disable the repository if you are using it.

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Medibuntu was an Ubuntu repository that focused on "multimedia, entertainment and distractions." It appears that this is the end for Medibuntu.

So what does it mean for Ubuntu? Not much. Ubuntu already offers enough of what Medibuntu did, so the need for it really doesn't exist any more. It's just a natural progression and reflection of Ubuntu's growth.

If you want more information about Medibuntu's death, see the announcement.

Ubuntu 13.10 Slideshow

I linked to a review of Ubuntu 13.10 at ZDNet yesterday. Today there's a slideshow tour of the new release.

The most new-user friendly of all Linux desktop distributions, Ubuntu has a new, better release: Ubuntu 13.10, Saucy Salamander.

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Cinnamon Desktop 2.0 Released

The Linux Mint developers have announced the release of Cinnamon Desktop 2.0 on Segfault.

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