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Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2017, 13:03
by GB Jim
Is there anyone using this site? Is anyone running Point Linux? Do you think this site is dead? Is Point Linux dead?

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2017, 18:05
by MrNovi
I check back about once a month or so, but don't see much (if any) activity so it sure looks like it's dead. I'm still waiting for answers to questions I posted over 6 months ago. I know of several people (including a couple of YouTube broadcasters) who have abandoned Point due to lack of development with the 3.x series. The SSD i had my 3.2 on died a couple of weeks ago and due to the amount of hassles I had getting Compiz working on it along with it's inability to work with Nvidia Maxwell (900 series) cards pushed me to switch to another distro. I loved 2.3.x and still have it on one system, but unless Point becomes more active and supported better that will be my last install of Point. It's a shame as Point had been my distro of choice for most of my installed Linux needs (along with Knoppix for live media), but it just isn't holding up well.

I wonder if it has something to do with the area we are from and our ages Jim. I'm in Oconto Falls and about a year older than you.

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 21 Jan 2017, 11:47
by GB Jim
Thanks for a response, I have to agree with you. I am moving on to Debian Jessie Mate and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Mate. I see from views some people do come here, but no one ever says a darn thing. Also no moderator has checked in for months, which is highly unusual. Frustrating at the least as I loved the Distro.

I also used the original Solus. I guess I have found it is better to stay with top distros, so you know that they will be there and active development will continue. It is to bad as it is a wonderful distro. Also to bad so many come here to view, but never participate. A lot of the distro and forum are the people that use it. Maybe some of the viewers could participate?

Good to see others our age using Linux. Also wife is from Oconto, and have in-laws in the Falls.

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2017, 18:52
by MrNovi
The fact that two weeks have passed since your initial post about this only the two of us have posted in the forums at all tells you something. It's definitely looking like the developers have abandoned the project, or at least support for it. It's a shame as 2.3.x was such a great distro. After seeing how many distros have gone belly up the last couple of years I think I'm going to stick with more established distros with a solid history of releases (the 'Buntus, Debian, Mint, PCLinuxOS, CentOS, Fedora, Knoppix, etc) and avoid most of the derivatives and Boutique distros that come and go all the time. I'm not into distro hopping. I want to install it and use it for as long as possible.

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 30 Apr 2017, 22:38
by pabloro65
I changed to MX Linux, excellent distro based on debian stable with kernel 4.7.0 :Yahoo!:

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2017, 18:42
by tompravi
Hi,
I'm linux user, specially of Debian Linux. I'm very satisfied and impressed by PointLinux.
I'd like to know about the continuation of the project. (It seams to be dead!)

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2017, 01:03
by MrNovi
Until such time that the Developer decides to post some sort of update on the website or in the forums consider Point a dead distro. I've removed Point from every computer I installed it on for others and replaced it with Ubuntu Mate 16.04.x. At least I can count on that to continue to be developed and supported.

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 18:54
by clodoaldops
Is Point Linux dead?
will we have pointlinux 4.0?

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 02 Oct 2017, 19:35
by MrNovi
At this point your guess is as good as anyone's, but I feel it's pretty much abandoned. I've moved on to other more mainstream and better supported Distos. I check back from time to time to see if the developer has posted any updates and will consider Point if he ever does. But due to the long absence over the past year he'll have to come up with something pretty compelling for me to switch back to Point due to the lack of confidence that it will continue to be supported.

Re: Is there anyone using this site?

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 10:00
by GB Jim
First time checking back in about 3 years. I suggest Ubuntu Mate to anyone considering Point Linux. Whatever is going on here does not bode well for the future. I have switched to Ubuntu Mate and Debian Mate totally.