Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

From SuSe to Gentoo and back again

Filed under
Humor

About 3 months ago I had installed SuSe 10.1 on my computer and was thrilled about it but I always had a passion for trying something new and exciting. I always heard about Gentoo Linux that it was “the bomb”, a great distribution that had it all: speed, functionality, stability, a great package manager, the works, but always had a disadvantage: hard to install.

Well…not hard, but difficult, a installation that demands a pack of Linux based knowledge, and here i don’t refer the knowledge to install a package or how to open a document or these kind of things, but pure knowledge about the Linux itself, how it works and so on, so for a regular user who is looking for a office-based workstation or wants to brows the Internet and listen to some music in a secure and stable environment Gentoo does not seem the logical choice. Still Gentoo’s installation process has been simplified.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release. Read
more

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5 64-bit Live (WOW! That's a long name!) left a decent impression on me. It was quick. I noticed no issues in regards to speed and performance. There were no bugs or crushes during the run. Both issues I had during the Live session run were linked to the notification area: the icons that should be placed there don't appear. The default menu in ROSA R8 Plasma 5 is not to my taste, but that is easy to change. On the positive note, there were no obvious traces of the operating system "nationality". Unlike full-of-French Emmabuntus, you won't find anything Russian in ROSA R8. Read more

Open source is so much more than free code

In 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs officially moved its most critical software, the VistA electronic health record system, into open source by establishing the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA). Along the way, VA officials solicited and followed advice from numerous open source experts, including Red Hat, Carnegie Mellon University and the Industry Advisory Council. Read more

FFmpeg 3.2.2 "Hypatia" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Released with 30 Fixes

Today, December 6, 2016, the development team behind the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform FFmpeg multimedia framework released a new maintenance update in the FFmpeg 3.2 "Hypatia" series. Read more