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Linux Mint News update

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This is just a brief news update about what is going on at the moment:

* Release date: The latest ISO is passing all my tests and I’m approving it for an RC release. It still needs to go through Exploder’s testing and it requires his approval before it can go out publicly.

* Windows installer: Mint4Win is back and it’s fully functional. The version that comes with the CD installs what’s on the CD. We’re also considering to maintain a standalone version which would be able to download and install editions of Linux Mint as we release them.

* Translations: The RC release will come without full localization. In particular, the installation slides are only in English and for some of the new tools (the new software and backup managers for instance) most of what is on the screen will appear in English. We’ll ask the community to give us a hand on this and we’ll wait until all major languages are fully supported to release the stable version of Linux Mint 9, but we decided not to hold the release of the RC in the meantime.

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systemd

I for one, will not be moving to systemd, ever. If Mint moves to it, it will do so without me (I've been on Mint for about a year now and have been happy with it).

It's good to see people checking to see whether it makes sense in terms of effort to remove systemd from Debian.

systemd

Honestly, probably not worth the effort. You will have to fork udev, provide an alternative to logind, etc...
Users won't actually see any difference when switching to systemd apart from the syntax for starting/stopping services. The whole thing with Debian is political and their users are put in the middle. Debian diverged too much for vanilla and doesn't want to adapt.
This is the kind of age where we can afford sacrificing UNIX principles in order to keep up with other platforms.
We really should be concerned with other bad things like the crazy amount of package splitting distributions such as ArchLinux and Debian do. That in my opinion is what breaks KISS principle by diverging from upstream, and not a more advanced base system/init system.

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