LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Gentoo Linux - A Linux Distro For Advanced Users
Many people think that Gentoo is just another Linux distro, but it is wrong. Gentoo Linux is a special, different and powerful Linux distribution, because it isn’t like other systems that have pre-compiled software and tools for easy management, in Gentoo the user must configure everything.
In the supercomputers of yore, “people wanted the operating system to just get out of the way,” says Pete Beckman, a senior computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and co-director of the Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering.
Beckman recalls complaints about slowdowns in application runtime while the OS handled mundane but necessary behind-the-scenes tasks. Frustrated with this OS noise, users called for a “thin, lightweight operating system,” he says.
Qubes is a Fedora Based Linux Operating System to provide better security by using virtualization. Qubes is developed by Poland developers that includes Joanna Rutkowska, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki and many others. The first Qubes version was released on 3 Sep, 2012. Currently, Qubes is on version 3.2. It is developed under GPL v2 license its default user interface is KDE and Xfce.
You know those times when things go wrong on your computer, and it won’t boot, or you can't’ login into your system, or there’s a rootkit messing up your booting or you just want to recover files from a drive. Those are the times having a rescue disc will do you a great deal of good in helping you out. So let’s take a look at 5 very useful Linux based Rescue CDs you can check out.
We have now released the long-awaited version 1.22 for SUSE Linux Enterprise, but of course it is available for openSUSE and other distributions as well. Since our previous Machinery for SUSE Linux Enterprise release (1.18) there are quite some changes and new features introduced.
The gift and curse of desktop Linux-based operating systems is the ability to change the desktop environment. On one hand, having the choice to pick your favorite user interface, such as Unity, GNOME, or KDE Plasma, can be a huge positive. On the other, this also creates fragmented experiences between Linux users.
If you are a fan of KDE Plasma, there are plenty of quality distributions available. The overall best for home users, however, is the wonderful Netrunner. You'd be hard-pressed to find another KDE-focused distro with such care and focus on the user experience. Today, a specialized version of the Debian-based operating system, called Netrunner Core, becomes available for download. This pared-down OS is designed for lower-end systems, and there are images for both x86 and ARM.
Last week the Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 patches were updated for the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel. While it won't be mainlined until Linux 4.10 at least, I decided to try out these TBM 3.0 / ITMT patches with a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E CPU.
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology is designed to boost single-threaded application performance by moving the most critical workloads to the fastest core. TBM 3.0 is complementary to TBM 2.0. Those unfamiliar with it can find details at Intel.com.