antiX 16.1 Linux OS Is Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie," without Systemd
More than six months after its official release, the antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" GNU/Linux distribution sees its first point release, based on the recently unveiled Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" operating system.
An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Loki 0.4
Elementary looks great. It is easy to install, easy to use and the applications are perfectly adequate for basic tasks.
The big issue is the package manager. The biggest issue with Ubuntu is the package manager.
The fact that somebody has had to go to the effort to create the Ubuntu After Install application shows there is a problem.
Why can't Ubuntu or one of these derivatives grasp the bull by the horns and come up with a solution.
People like to use Chrome yet all we get is Firefox or some basic equivalent. Chrome works with everything. It is by far the best browser and I don't want to settle for second best.
If you don't want to include it as part of the main package manager add a simple tool for installing this and many other applications including Steam.
On the whole though the distribution looks good and is simple to use and I do recommend it for the Everyday Linux User.
Canonical Improves Classic Confinement and Aliases Support in Snapd 2.21 Daemon
Canonical's Snappy team is back from the extended Christmas and New Year's holidays, and they've recently announced the release of the Snapd 2.21 Snappy daemon through Michael Vogt, Synaptic and APT developer.
Dell Announces New Ubuntu-Powered Dell Precision Mobile Workstation Line-Up
Following the introduction of the 6th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition mobile workstation back in October 2016, Dell's Barton George is proud to announce the next generation of company's Dell Precision line.
You Can Now Have All the Essential Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Flavors on a Single ISO
After informing Softpedia about the release of the Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 Live DVDs, Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team is now announcing the availability of Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.5.
Benchmarking Radeon Open Compute ROCm 1.4 OpenCL
Last month with AMD/GPUOpen's ROCm 1.4 release they delivered on OpenCL support, albeit for this initial release all of the code is not yet open-source. I tried out ROCm 1.4 with the currently supported GPUs to see how the OpenCL performance compares to just using the AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation.
Canonical to Remove Old Unity 7 Scopes from Ubuntu Because They're Not Secure
Canonical's Will Cooke has revealed recently the company's plans on removing some old, unmaintained Unity 7 Scopes from the Ubuntu Linux archives because they could threaten the security of the entire operating system.