Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Installing a modern Linux distribution

Filed under
Linux

I began installing Linux quite a few years ago starting with Red Hat 9 "Shrike". Though this was not too long ago in the physical world it was an eon ago in digital time, The concept of a live cd was a pipe dream and Anaconda Reigned supreme, Compiz was a dream in the back of a young College students head, Distributions came on multiple discs and had multiple options at install time. This was a time of the primitive Linux Distribution.

Todays modern Linux distribution or operating system is a different animal all together than those of days gone by. On one disc I get my entire OS, Desktop (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Fluxbox) office suite, IM clients, games, and so much more. The list of differences is huge and a bit beyond the scope of this article. For our purposes we will focus on the install process of Ubuntu Linux not because of any particular love for that specific distribution but simply because it has a regular release cycle and stays fairly well modern as technology progresses.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall OS Patched Against the Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches. Read more

Top Web Browsers for Linux

No matter which Linux distro you prefer, I believe the web browser remains the most commonly used software application. In this article, I'll share the best browsers available to Linux users. Chrome – No matter how you feel about the Chrome browser, one only need to realize the following: Local news still streams in Flash and Chrome supports this. Netflix is supported using Chrome. And of course, Chrome is faster than any other browser out there. Did I mention the oodles of Chrome extensions available including various remote desktop solutions? No matter how you slice it, Chrome is king of the jungle. Read more

Linux Kernel 4.4.22 LTS Brings ARM and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.5, renowned kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.22 LTS Read more

Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet. Read more