A Unified Linux?: The Canterbury Distribution

Is this a strange April Fools joke or is this for real? Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo, Grml, and openSUSE announced today that they will be merging efforts to produce a unified Linux.


All of these respected websites have The Canterbury Distribution listed on the homepage. The features and goals are listed as:


  1. Simple as Arch technologically simple and bleeding edge.
  2. Stable as Debian highly dependable.
  3. Malleable as Gentoo you get what you really want.
  4. Live as Grml readily usable.
  5. Openminded as openSUSE broad and welcoming for everyone



The Canterbury Distribution


A truly unified Linux has been the dream of many users including myself. I always wanted a universal way to install apps and open/run files. Ubuntu has been the closest thing we have to a unified Linux but its current movement towards the Unity desktop has actually cause its user-base to fragment. These sites say more news will be released in the upcoming days so lets hope this is real. I am really excited to see what comes out of this.



*UPDATE: Canterbury was an April Fools joke. I guess having a unified Linux distro was soВ ridiculous, these guys had to get together to laugh about it. Wanna hear a better joke? 2011 is the year of the Linux desktop.


  1. Tony says:

    Linux is now good as a personal and business OS too.
    Tony recently posted..iPhone 5 On Schedule For June Launch

  2. Set Sar says:

    The admins here(myself included) both use Linux exclusively.

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