AT A TIME when we're spending so much of our energy moaning about a certain operating system, it's nice to be able to say something positive rather than just tell you what not to buy.
Enter Remix OS, the answer to a problem that even Google has repeatedly failed to solve: how to bring the overwhelming popularity of Android to the desktop.
NixOS 16.03 is codenamed "Emu" and it's out today as the latest stable release of this interesting Linux distribution.
NixOS 16.03 isn't the most exciting of releases but has Nix 1.12.2, systemd 229, the Linux 4.4 kernel, GCC 5.3, Glibc 2.23, Binutils 2.26, and other package updates. There's also been work on improving bitwise reproducible builds.
Apricity OS targets newbies and professionals alike. It has a well-thought-out design. Its execution makes both the GNOME and the Cinnamon editions very functional.
The overall performance of the distro is impressive. I am looking forward to the release of the nonbeta version.
Apricity OS is a Linux distro that will make you rethink why you use your existing operating system. It is a distro worth checking out.
The brainBAND project is in its infancy, with many changes ahead, but Samsung’s newest initiative (said to run on Tizen Micro OS, the IoT system expected to be unveiled next month at Samsung’s SDC 2016 Conference) opens up a world of possibilities for athletes and has the potential to ensure that American football remains a beloved national sport for centuries to come. Athletes give us the best of their efforts on the field; they too, have the right to medical treatment that ensures they continue to “play” the sport, not live or die from it.
When a group of talented people get together to create a Linux distribution optimized for use on Chromebooks, a suitable way of giving thanks is to install that operating system on a Chromebook and make a screencast showcasing the operating system at work. Back in December 2015, I did that with the outstanding GalliumOS distro.
I would love to buy a laptop with a Chromebook form factor and GalliumOS pre-installed. If any company launches a crowdfunding campaign to make that happen, you’ll likely read about that right here on FOSS Force.
When they founded CoreOS, Brandon Philips and Alex Polvi set out to essentially redesign the Linux operating system for distributed systems.
They began by looking at the areas where they thought the whole server infrastructure space could be improved. Then zeroed in on one of the hurdles of distributed systems: deployments -- including application lifecycle management. They also realized that managing the lifecycle of all the files on disk -- the traditional job of a package manager -- is really hard.