For the seasoned users among you, chances are you may have previously heard about the development of the Solus operating system – for both good and bad reasons. For those less aware of the behind-the-scenes antics, you might want to check out our full interview with its founder, Ikey Doherty, back in LU&D 162.
Following on from a successful launch, the project looks to offer a stable, and alternative, take on the more common GNOME-based distributions. Without doubt, Solus’ most distinguishing feature is its unique graphical interface: Budgie. The Budgie desktop has been written from the ground up, enabling easy integration into other distros and is essentially an open source project in its own right.
openSUSE Leap 42.2 Enters Development, First Alpha Build Brings New Goodies
openSUSE developer Ludwig Nussel has proudly announced today, May 24, 2016, that a first Alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 computer operating system is now ready for public testing.
Birds Linux 8.0, the Distro for Students, Launches with Kernel 4.5, Tor Browser
Birds Linux creator Francesco Milesi has informed Softpedia today, May 24, 2016, about the immediate availability of a major update to his open-source computer operating system, Birds Linux 8.0.
Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength
I’m not going to argue that the Raspberry Pi should always be the device of choice for every situation. Sometimes it just doesn’t cut it and using it in a given situation will cause more work than necessary. Whenever I am asked the above question, I usually get the details of what the person is intending to do, and then talk about the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi for that use. One of the things I always remind the person is that no matter how good Device X might be, you need to consider the community behind the device. In my opinion, a constantly growing supportive community is what the Pi offers over all other devices.
CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users
Whom can I recommend CentOS to? Probably to people I mentioned in the very beginning of this article: students who want to dedicate their life to system administration. You need to learn how to search for the answers, how to do things manually. That is your profession. That is your bread. CentOS gives you a brilliant opportunity to learn all of that along with learning the system itself.
But CentOS is not for home users who want things done quickly and easily, I'm afraid.
System76 Is Giving Away a Lemur Laptop Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
System76, a US-based hardware company known for building powerful computers with the popular Ubuntu Linux preloaded, has announced earlier that they are giving away one of their superb Lemur laptops during the Denver Mini Maker Faire event.
You Can Finally Buy Official Ubuntu Stickers for Your Laptop & Desktop Computers
After a long wait, the Unixstickers.com website is proud to announce today, May 24, 2016, that they can finally offer stickers with the Ubuntu logo, thanks to a partnership with Canonical.