Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Desktop Linux: it ain't a better Windows

Filed under
Linux

One debate which the FOSS community will never give up on is the one about GNU/Linux on the desktop. No matter that the two big companies which were once interested in putting GNU/Linux on the desktop have now officially given up.

Practically every year since the early 2000s, we've had articles about it being the year of the GNU/Linux desktop. One doesn't really mind these, given that journalists often regurgitate the same arguments on an annual basis, no matter what the subject.

But when it comes to intellectual dishonesty about the debate, when it comes to being a scramble for traffic without facts, then one does need to take issue. If only because nobody will dare to do so - some debates are considered too big to cross.

A couple of days back, the American technology news accumulation site, Slashdot, linked to a site on which someone had listed his reasons why Linux is not ready for the desktop. Of course, the man is free to list anything he wants - but when that information is disseminated as something else, we get into troubled waters.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more

Red Hat News

Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related. Peppermint originally was envisioned as a "spicier" alternative to Mint—whatever that means! Many distros come with a wide assortment of feature-rich applications, and that's great for power users who need those apps. But older machines can struggle to cope with those demanding distros. Peppermint solves the problem by offering a carefully curated suite of web apps that perform tasks traditionally handled by native apps. It's an approach that will be familiar to any Chromebook users reading this article. Read more