Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

A Better Way to Find & Install Windows & Linux Apps

Filed under
Software
Web

n stark contrast to today’s heavily-financed mega-startups such as Facebook, Groupon or Color, consider the unassuming and newly profitable Ninite, maker of a bulk software installation tool for Windows and Linux.

Ninite co-founders Patrick Swieskowski and Sascha Kuzins, the startup’s only employees, run a lean operation out of a San Francisco-based office and have no interest in raising flashy amounts of venture capital. Instead, their focus is on being the easiest way for software geeks, regular folks, grandmas and even system administrators to get software.

“The most frequent feedback we get from users is, ‘I love you,’” says Swieskowski.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Twitter engineer joins Mesosphere to push the open-source project he helped make

Inside an academic lab, Ben Hindman created key parts of Apache Mesos, an open-source tool for efficiently running lots of applications in data centers. He found himself at Twitter for four years, putting the system in place. But now he is doing what he arguably was destined to do: working on the project for a living to make it a standard everywhere. Read more

[Wallpapers] Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Backgrounds Vol 26

Its Tizen Smartwatch Bling time as we present you with Volume 26 of our Wallpapers for your Tizen Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy wrist buddies. This collection has mixed content from landscapes, futuristic, and even super heroes. We hope you find them useful. Read more

MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC. For years, Taiwan-based MediaTek has offered ARM-based system-on-chips for Android, starting with the budget market, but more recently offering powerful SoCs such as the MediaTek MT6595, an octa-core SoC with four 2.5GHz Cortex-A17 cores. Now, the company is extending its development support by launching a MediaTek Labs portal division based in Silicon Valley. The first offerings include a preview release of MediaTek SDK for Android, which provides a set of extensions that build on Google’s Android SDK. Read more

The skinny on thin Linux

Much commotion has surrounded this column in the past few weeks. Not even counting the systemd discussion, my call for a server-only Linux distribution that does not support any desktop applications or frameworks caused a tizzy, mostly from folks who couldn't quite grasp that I wasn't only talking about not selecting desktop packages during installation. Read more