I have been watching the evolution of the Ubuntu Software Center for quite a while now. I had doubts about its interface and its speed, but I liked the fact that it offered an easy, down-to-earth interface that allowed users to install software easily.
However, I have to say that the way the Ubuntu Software Center has evolved is worrying me -- a lot.
I am not against the idea of selling software. What I am against, is confusing proprietary software with non-proprietary software, The Ubuntu Software Center seems to be doing just that.
The wattOS team is pleased to announce the release of the newest version of wattOS – Release 9 – (also known as R9). We have made the switch back to Ubuntu as the upstream distro and built the latest version from 14.04 LTS for long term support and stability.
We have simplified things this time around with wattOS and are only releasing two types of desktops. Previously having the extra desktop versions created additional work. This time we are more focused and have released only two desktop versions.
Tanglu 3 Beta Is Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Features Linux Kernel 4.0, GNOME 3.16, and KDE Plasma 5.3Submitted by Rianne Schestowitz on Monday 1st of June 2015 07:18:02 AM Filed under
The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.
The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.
To make this work, the "things" would need sensors, actuators and a way to connect to the Internet. And software to run them, of course.
About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.