Today, April 13, 2017, Canonical released the final version of the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, which has been in development for the past six months, since last October's launch of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).
In the olden days, creating a website from scratch was easy.
With a basic understanding of HTML, and maybe a little CSS, you could put together a pretty functional web page with very little effort. Throw it onto your web server, and you were good to go.
"I would estimate that almost 30 percent of the software we are using (in administration and in 25 schools) is based on open source," Herbert Rettberg, IT manager at the German City of Göppingen said in an interview blog recently published by consultancy firm IT-Novum.
I don't know if this is because I'm new to Linux, but it feels like the way Linux distributions store application data is bit messy. It's nice to have all in a directory like '/apps/(application_name)'. If i want to find the config file in /etc most of the time i have to refer the documentation because the developer has decided to use a weird name for the config or not used directory under the application name. I meant every config, library, and all the other stuff except what should be under /home. So what's your opinion?submitted by /u/syntaxN
Will Microsoft’s next attempt to take on cheap Chromebooks fare any better than its last?
A few years before that, Microsoft tried to take on a different type of small, cheap notebook: the netbook. When Asus launched the original Eee PC in 2007 it ran a Linux-based operating system rather than Windows. For some people that was part of the appeal. For others, it was an obstacle to overcome.
Part of what prompted me to start this website was the amount of interest there was in my articles about how to install Windows XP on the Eee PC.
Microsoft lowered the Windows license fees for small, low-cost laptops and Linux netbooks became a thing of the past as more and more PC makers shipped models with Windows software. Then netbooks themselves sort of faded away.
Or did they? Almost nobody uses the word “netbook” anymore, but their legacy lives on in affordable portable computers including Windows, Android, and iOS tablets and convertibles, cheap Windows notebooks, and perhaps most of all, in Chromebooks.
Not all Chromebooks are dirt cheap. But some certainly are. And part of the reason is that device makers don’t have to pay for the operating system. Google gives it away for free.
One problem is that new PCs aren’t just competing with Chromebooks. They’re also competing with older PCs. Can’t find a super-cheap 2017 model? Then consider picking up a refurbished 2016 model.
Are Chromebooks responsible for PC market growth?
Chromebook sales have always been a bit of a mystery just like Microsoft’s own Surface sales, but we won’t know the full impact unless Google is willing to share how many are being used on a daily basis. Until then, it’s a guessing game of vague statements from analyst firms, or victory claims in small markets. Either way, it’s about time Chromebooks are considered as PCs by all involved.
- Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance
- Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue [Ed: Microsoft and privacy do not belong in the same sentence. Vista 10 is malware.]
Installing extensions from extensions.gnome.org used to be a simple and straighforward process, just visit the site in Firefox, and enable the extension. Now this doesn't work anymore, the site asks to install a browser extension, which also doesn't work, then it asks for an additional package, that's not even available in the default repositories.
Is this a joke? If Gnome's experience wasn't bad enough already, now they are purposely making it difficult to install extensions.submitted by /u/drakofrost