Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux

Desktop Linux: a dose of FUD from The Economist

Filed under
Linux

itwire.com: These days whenever I see an article bemoaning the fact that GNU/Linux has not made it to the desktop in sufficiently large numbers to make the writer in question stand up and applaud, I tend to laugh.

Debian Project News - April 2nd

Filed under
Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Commercialized Linux – The Great Divide

Filed under
Linux

unixmen.com: There’s an ugly side to Linux. Or to be more specific, Ubuntu Linux. It has suffered from the evil grips of what I describe as ‘Commercialism’.

The Myth of Linux Distribution differences

Filed under
Linux

lggagnon.wordpress: It is my hypothesis that there is a very real lack of knowledge of Linux basics even by many long time Linux users and especially by many members of the Linux press.

Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current

Filed under
Linux
Humor
  • Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current
  • Xubuntu rebasing on Debian
  • Announcing: Fedora Retro
  • Hsiloof Linux: The Real Breakthrough, No More Wine!
  • Commodore shipped with Lubuntu
  • XO Laptops for Penguins of Antarctica
  • KDE Multimedia switches to Akode

Torvalds Awards Arch The Most User-Friendly

Filed under
Linux
Humor

muktware.com: Arch Linux has won the Free Software Award for the Most Consumer Friendly Linux Distribution. Aaron Griffin recieved the award from Richard M. Stallman and Linus Torvalds at the LibrePlanet conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Why Linux on the Desktop is Alive!

Filed under
Linux

mattrudge.net: While helping to edit last week’s Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, I came across an article written by Tony Bradley of PC World entitled “Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead”. In it he cited his “30 days with Ubuntu Linux” test as proof. I felt that I had to respond.

Justin Bieber Linux ‘Biebian’ Becomes The Most Popular

Filed under
Linux
Humor

techlaze.com: It’s not just teenage girls who are swept away by ‘bieber fever’, apparently Linux, the open-source operating system is the newest entrant to the overflowing list of beliebers.

World Backup Day – Let’s see some strategy for Linux

Filed under
Linux

linuxaria.com: I just discovered that today it’s the world backup day, and with the slogan on the webpage: “DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL. BACKUP YOUR FILES. CHECK YOUR RESTORES.” they remember that is always a good habit to have 1 (or more) backup of our important data.

CentOS 6 & Firefox 10 - Modern becomes you

Filed under
Linux
Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: CentOS 6 is arguably one of the least expected best distributions for your desktop. While it is intended for servers, it does a splendid job at home, too. It's fast, light, stable, robust, and supported unto eternity.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more

Canonical Demonstrates How Easy It Is to Create a Vendor-Independent Snap Store

The Snappy vs. Flatpak story continues, and Canonical is now demonstrating how easy it is to roll out a vendor-independent Snap store on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system. A couple of days ago, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth finally answered one of the big questions many members of the GNU/Linux community had been asking since the unveiling of Snaps as universal binary formats for major Linux kernel-based operating systems. Read more