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

Red Hat News

Fedora: The Latest

  • Korora 22 Flash Update
    As we announced when Korora 22 was released, Adobe Flash is no longer included by default.
  • Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom
    I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be commonly used these days that we didn’t have packaged. So I packaged them up, and put them in a new repository!
  • CUDA 7.0 enabled programs for Fedora 22
    I’ve udpated the CUDA version in the Fedora 22 Nvidia repository, it now contains CUDA 7.0.28 along with the cuFFT 7.0.35 patch. Note that from this version, CUDA is x86_64 bit compatible only, so there are no more i386 packages. There is still the cudart library available for 32 bit, but I don’t think it’s worth packaging.
  • Secure Boot — Fedora, RHEL, and Shim Upstream Maintenance: Government Involvement or Lack Thereof
    Note that there are parts of this chain I’m not a part of, and obviously linux distributions I’m not involved in that support Secure Boot. I encourage other maintainers to offer similar statements for their respective involvement.
  • Remi repository is changing
    The "remi" repository exists for > 10 years, it have changed a lot, and some recent changes worth to be explained.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS