I haven't touched this distro since it was known as "Mandrake", but I re-installed the latest version of this on my laptop, and it "just works". Lots of GUI config, drakx11 is there along with harddrake, and it all Just Works. Hell, I even have flash on it.
I think this a sorely undervalued distro for the "just works" ranks now, and just wanted to put this out there to remind people that its still going, and is looking better with age.submitted by /u/LinuxMage
Just before Christmas the OpenMandriva team announced an update to Lx 3.0 complete with Plasma 5.8.4 and Linux 4.9.0. Elsewhere, Christine Hall posted her review/non-review of Mint 18 and Gabriel Cánepa summarizes the top distros of the year. LinuxBSDos.com previewed Fedora 26 LXQt while Phoronix.com looked back at Fedora in 2016.
Linux and open source software are not just fueling charities, they are gifting the freedom of education and knowledge to the people the charities are helping because of the low cost, yes, but also the exceptional technology. This sentiment is proven when you look at the work the Linux Foundation does supporting a variety of community initiatives and organizations that are using Linux and open source software.
As 2016 draws to a close, it is time for Linux enthusiasts to take a look at the most popular distributions of the year.
In this article we will review the 10 Linux distributions with most hits during the last 12 months as per Distrowatch, and discuss the reasons behind their popularity.
A note for new users: Distrowatch.com has been a reliable source of information about Linux distributions since 2001. As the use of Linux eventually took off during the early 2000’s, more and more distributions along with other Free and Open Source Software programs have been added to their listings.
That said, here’s the list of the top 10 distributions of 2016, in descending order, as of December 25, 2015.
I am curious as to why they always use Linux in shows. I don't mean the kind of thing where they have some exaggerated "high tech" UI just for the looks. I am talking about the more subtle instances. For example, I am a fan of the show Supernatural and every time they show the laptop screen it is obviously some kind of Linux. I have seen it in other shows, I just can't think of any off the top of my head, but I'm guessing there is some kind of legal reason why they can't show the Windows or MacOs on T.V. shows?submitted by /u/turbomega
It is funny actually: x11 didn’t age well because it was bloated and did more than it ever needed to, so it had to be replaced by something like wayland. We now have to face a painful transition.
But what about systemd? It’s trying to replace everything, even programs like grub, docker and package managers...
x11 showed us this kind of thing simply don’t work. Well, it works on the beginning but 10 years from now software written like that will simply rot and need to be replaced by something else.
I really would like to know the reasoning behind this. What is being done to prevent systemd from becoming the next x11?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a systemd hater or something. I like the fact ~boring~ things are managed equally across some distros but the thing with hard dependency on useless stuff scares me. For instance: Why the hell do I have systemd-boot installed if ubuntu uses grub? And why systemd developers want do develop their own docker/snap/apt implementation? And if they do, that means it would come with systemd, bringing even more bloat and unwanted software.submitted by /u/yangm97