Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Year of Linux (Unix)

Filed under
Linux

Every new year, pundits claim it to be the year of the Linux desktop. For as long as I can remember, it has been claimed to be Linux’s year for the past 5 years. Can 2011 be said to be the year of Linux for the Nth time? Maybe not on the desktop, but on others, perhaps it is!

Linux on the desktop, even with Ubuntu’s reboot, still could not get as much traction as it hoped. The past netbook revolution with the Linux-powered Asus Eee PC was its last hope of a strong Linux on the desktop push -- which did not happen. Do not get me wrong, I still use Linux - both on desktop and server. UP Computer Science students still use Linux, at least most of those hard-core geeks!

Today, I will dare say that it is the year of Linux (and Unix, for that matter). For this to happen, Linux installations has reach a significant number. For users to use Linux, it has to be easy to use and has a slick and pretty UI. The same goes for other Unices, of course.

Where do I get this number of Linux deployment?

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Find the Perfect Linux-Compatible PC with Ubuntu's Hardware Database

Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others—it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t—even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs. Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle. Read more

OnePlus 2 Review Roundup: Solid Android Smartphone And Fantastic Tag Price

The OnePlus 2 will not become available in the U.S. and Europe until Aug. 11, but the first reviews of the Chinese startup's second flagship smartphone are already in, and the verdict is a resounding thumbs up from most people who were lucky enough to be given a preview build. When it comes to the OnePlus 2's design, reviewers agree that the device has a solid, comfortable build thanks to the textured sandstone panel on the back and the slight convex shape that curves right into the hands, while still evoking that premium feel with the aluminum frame holding up the device. Read more

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1

You won't believe this, but it's already August, so the time has come for the Arch Linux operating system to receive a new installation media that includes all the updates that have been released during the month of July 2015. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.12.45 LTS Has ARM64 and x86 Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

On the last day of July, Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the Linux 3.12 kernel series, which is an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with patches and driver updates for a few more years than normal kernel releases, announced the immediate availability for download of the forty-fifth maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.12 LTS. Read more