makeuseof.com: If you’re using a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or Fedora, you’re also using the Linux kernel. But your distribution constantly asks you to update your kernel. Why should you do this when it’s been running just fine?
unixmen.com: OSHackers is a website that aims to count GNU/Linux users and place them geographically using their Linux distribution as the marker.
datamation.com: Trying to make sense of the recent history of the Linux desktop, I realized recently that the main perspective was wrong. The fragmentation of user share between desktops isn't a new trend -- it's simply a reversion to coding as usual in free and open source software.
- Why I Bought Red Hat
- Red Hat, Dell announce OEM partnership
- Red Hat Strengthens Asia-Pacific Operations with New R&D
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen found many people had strong opinions about his claim that Ubuntu 12.04 nailed the desktop to near perfection. As a result, Jack questions whether the “perfect desktop” is attainable.
mrpogson.com: GNU/Linux distros that work on desktop PCs have been around for 15 years or so. They are polished and effective. Still, some people think there’s no real advantage over the MacOS or that other OS, but I disagree:
techrepublic.com: The primary version of Linux Mint uses Ubuntu as its source, but to think that it is the only source would be wrong; there’s also the Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Ubuntu 12.04
- News: BBC on Ubuntu 12.04, plans for "Quantal Quetzal", Debian infographic
- Opinions: An experiment in looking in from the outside
- Released last week: OpenBSD 5.1, Puppy Linux 5.3.3 "Slacko"
- Donations: Slackware Linux receives US$500.00
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): It's been a cheerily good spring for FOSS fans here in the Linux blogosphere, so we may perhaps be forgiven for our utter shock and disbelief at the affront recently committed against us by a certain brick-and-mortar purveyor of books and magazines.
duskfire.wordpress: This is part one of a multi-part series about my experiences creating a LFS system for the first time.