Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux goes after the desktop

Filed under

A WIDELY backed effort is under way to create a standard Linux desktop to help break Microsoft's stranglehold.

The Free Standards Group, which is backed by at least 14 software makers, aims to make it easier for developers to write applications that will work on different versions of Linux.

AMD, Asianux, CA, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Mandriva, Novell, RealNetworks, Red Flag, Red Hat, Turbolinux, Xandros and others have thrown their weight behind the Linux Standard Base.
The group has released LSB 3.1, the first version to include support for portable Linux desktop applications.

LSB 3.1 incorporates the recently approved ISO standard LSB Core (ISO/IEC 23360).

It is an effort to create a single starting point for Linux distributions based on standard elements.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Black Lab Software Announces Linux-Based Mac Mini-Competitor Black Lab BriQ v5

We have been informed by Black Lab Software, the creators of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system about the general availability of their new class of hardware, the Black Lab BriQ version 5. Read more

PC Gaming Reaches Next Level Through Open Source

Valve, the U.S.-based video game company, altered the gaming field with the 2013 release of its operating system (SteamOS) and Steam Machines, which are hardware platforms for playing computer video games. SteamOS, which was created with Linux, the open source platform, allows smaller gaming companies, such as Alienware, CyberPowerPC and Webhallena, to create unique gaming systems (Steam Machines) by utilizing Valve’s open source operating system. This enables them to compete with large competitors such as Microsoft and Sony. Read more

Debian Live After Debian Live

After this happened, my next step was to get re-involved in Debian Live to help it carry on after the loss of Daniel. Here’s a quick update on some team progress, notes that could help people building Stretch images right now, and what to expect next. Read more

antiX MX-15 Linux Distro Gets a Second Beta Release, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.2

The developers of the antiX MX Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the second Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX-15 operating system. Read more