Microsoft’s offensive and facts-free campaigns still target products which run GNU/Linux, even if the “G” and “L” words are not mentioned (Chromebooks/Google are the target now)
Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.
Yes! We are proud to announce that we have just crossed the mark of 2,000 Linux distributions, right here on our Softpedia Linux section, as you can see from the counter situated on the top right of the page.
Linux kernel 3.13 RC2 is a normal release that includes mostly updated drivers, architecture updates, documentation updates, as well as improvements to filesystems, crypto, etc.
A few hours ago, Oracle announced that the fourth maintenance release of its stable VirtualBox 4.3 software was available for download, and users are urged to update their installations as soon as possible.
I highly recommend Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon if you’re looking for a new desktop distribution. It’s particularly good for folks who are totally new to Linux and who want to get some experience with it. It will work very well as a replacement desktop operating system for Windows or OS X users.
Linux Mint 16 "Petra", based on Ubuntu 13.10, was released recently and is available as usual in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let's take a look at what's new.
Not surprisingly, Ubuntu is used in a lot of domains, robotics and science being some of them. This time, Canonical's system has been seen in video made by Lockheed Martin for their Atlas humanoid robot, built for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
In the meantime, Canonical has put a lot more effort into building an Ubuntu-powered smartphone. Its attempt last summer to crowd-fund an innovative device called the Edge failed, but Ubuntu developers have continued their slow but steady march of integrating phone- and tablet-friendly features into the core Ubuntu operating system. Most of that work is coming in the form of updates to Unity, Canonical's homegrown interface for Ubuntu that aims to provide a seamless user experience on traditional PCs as well as mobile devices—and, maybe someday, TVs.
“Linux adoption is exploding. It's a great operating system, not just in the server world, but also on the desktop,” he said. “I really love using it, and after I graduate I would like to get a Linux-based job.”