Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Consultant Survey Results Are In

Filed under
Linux

Several months ago, I had the idea to contact as many Linux consultants as possible to find out how they are using Linux for their clients. Drawing on my own experiences, I came up with a list of 12 pointed but open-ended questions that would collect opinions about and uses of Linux from people who work with it on a daily basis. I constructed a Web site with the 12 questions set up in an on-line interview format. The responses were submitted directly to a database for statistical analysis and convenient storage.

Anyone who has worked with Linux for a few years probably will not be surprised by most of the results of this on-line interview. For the questions that are objective or statistically useful, summary data is given below. For the subjective/opinion type questions, I offer summaries of the majority and minority opinions, along with a few interesting quotes from both sides.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Open/Hacker Hardware

4MLinux 20.1 released.

This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channel. The release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.34, which restores PAE support that "magically" disappeared in 4MLinux 20.0 (sorry :-). Additionally, some popular programs (Double Commander, Dropbox, Firefox, Java RE, Opera, PeaZip, Thunderbird, Wine) have been updated, too. Read more

Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive. Refracta is one of the few full-service Linux distros that makes an easy and more convenient replacement for pocket Linux options such as Puppy Linux. Not all Linux distros that install to a USB drive -- and have the ability to save files and system settings in a persistent mode -- work equally well. Read more