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Has linux had its day on the desktop?

The stats are in, Linux is everywhere, the problem is, no one is mentioning this fact, and at the same time it appears that take up of the Linux desktop may be on the wane. Its a strange new world which this operating system now finds itself powering huge chunks of the internet and mobile devices. Yet evidently losing ground on the desktop.

Before I go on, lets make this perfectly clear this isn’t a troll piece it’s an observation of an Operating system i’ve been using daily for well over 16 years in one guise or another.

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An Interview With Zlatan Todoric, Open-Source Developer & Former Purism CTO

With the early Librem 5 smartphones now shipping from their "Aspen" batch and recent Reddit discussions about the Librem 5 roping him in, former Purism CTO Zlatan Todoric has agreed to a brief interview on Phoronix. Zlatan Todoric is no longer employed by Purism but was one of the original staff members going back to 2015 when they were primarily focused on shipping Linux laptops and then developed their privacy-minded smartphone ambitions. He's been out since September 2018 but that also means his NDA has expired. Through this he's also a Debian developer and contributor to other free software projects. So let's welcome Zlatan and the opportunity to learn more about some of the history of Purism's Linux hardware efforts. Read more

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4MLinux 30.1 released.

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