CyanogenMod 9.0-rc1 available
Posted Jun 27, 2012 15:18 UTC (Wed) by clump
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It's also safe to say that CM has a much wider audience and possibly more users then Debian ever had.
I've never liked this argument because a traditional Linux distribution has vastly different goals than Android. Linux distributions are often user-installed and often appeal to a technical audience. Android has vastly different goals, and is far from a traditional distribution in maintenance and behaviour. Comparing Android to traditional distributions only makes sense in that both share the same kernel.
I have a feeling that a 'Debian-style' system would run rampant and start eliminating and changing android subsystems in a effort to force it to conform to a political viewpoint. Which would then pretty much ruin it completely for most people.
Android has benefited from those of us that ran Debian on ARM well before there was such a thing as Android. While I'm thankful for both traditional distributions like Debian *and* for Android, I certainly wish Android would be more like traditional distributions.
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