Linspire to become Ubuntu-based

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Newbie-oriented Linux distribution Linspire has announced that they will be basing future versions on Ubuntu, rather than their current Debian base.

Ubuntu is still, obviously, based on Debian, but it already is modified enough to make it easier to build desktop-oriented distributions, as presumably a lot of the work to get it 'less geeky' is already done.

In fact, this is a growing trend amongst some Debian-based distributions. We've already seen MEPIS switch over from a Debian foundation to using Ubuntu sources, and newcomer Ulteo (from the founder of Mandriva) is starting with an Ubuntu base.

Will Ubuntu become the new Debian in the sense that more and more distros will use it as a starting point?

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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