Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux distros are still not rivals for Windows and OSX

Filed under

Some time ago I wrote a post about my job where also said that GNU/Linux distros are still not rivals for MS Windows and Apple MacOS X on desktops. One thing should be mentioned here: this is true if we speak only about usability and not "ideology". It is time to answer for my words. So, let's speak about this.

At the beginning I had plans to write one document, but later I understood that this document will be very big and I will write it very long time (having regard my current load). So I decided to write a several posts on this theme. This is the first post from the series. In this post I will concentrate on shortcomings of current GNU/Linux distros, in the second post I will try to write what should be done, to create a really usable GNU/Linux distro which can be a rival for proprietary systems.

1. “Usability" vs "user friendly"

More in Tux Machines

GNOME's Evolution Email Client Now Follows the Notification Settings of GNOME Shell

The GNOME developers are still working hard these days on the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, which means that we should see more and more updates to various core components and GNOME applications. Read more Also: GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20, Several Bugs Were Fixed

My Open Source Thanksgiving List: Wine, Netflix, OpenWrt and More

Running 3.1 miles through my hometown. Consuming unreasonable quantities of simple carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Pretending that the former activity justifies the latter. These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Read more

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced today, November 25, 2015, the immediate availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution. Read more

Snapcraft 0.5 Is Out for Snappy Ubuntu 15.04, Snapcraft 2.0 In Plan for Ubuntu 16.04

Canonical's Sergio Schvezov informs all users of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices about the release of the Snapcraft 0.5 snaps creation utility. Read more