Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish


Voting for the 2009 Members Choice Awards is now open

Filed under
Software I'm happy to announce that the nominees have been selected and the polls for the 2009 Members Choice Awards are now open. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated.

Sidux 2009.04

Filed under
Linux Sidux is a distro I’ve never tried before. Its a Debian unstable based system with a rolling release. Basically, its based upon Debian ‘unstable’, and instead of having one big release that everyone works on, it just updates certain packages everytime a new version is released.

Interview: Arch Linux Team

Filed under
Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal.

Linux can do that

Filed under
Linux Due to a recent change I am re-entering the world of consultancy. Because I have the luxury of making this re-entry slowly (and possibly joining a local firm), I am taking my time. While on these shadow calls I am watching and, in a pinch, helping. Many times what I am seeing is putting a “I told you so”-like smile on my face.

Arch makes Linux fun to use again.

Filed under
Linux It’s been a month since I have installed Arch Linux on my workstation and I thought I would talk about this Linux distribution a bit. I will briefly outline what have been, and what is, my experience with Arch, and I believe I am going to stick with this particular flavor for a very long time.

When One Linux Project Wins, All Linux Triumphs

Filed under
Linux To say there was a lot of Linux news coming out of CES last week was an understatement. As I watched the morning TV shows present their inevitable "look-at-what-the-nerds-have-made-this-year" segments from the CES floor during the event, I had the distinct pleasure of turning to my family many times and proclaiming: "See that? Runs Linux."

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 336

Filed under

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Examining SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • News: Debian "Squeeze" release hints and installer changes, Slackware "Current" kernel updates, Mandriva community editions, BSD Magazine changes, future of Foresight Linux, UNR vs Moblin
  • Questions and answers: Restoring GRUB
  • Released last week: Toorox 01.2010
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2009.1, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 roadmap
  • New distributions: FortMacTux, Linvo GNU/Linux, LPS-Public, NexentaStor, sipXecs, Tango GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

Filed under
OSS At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible — or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.

Are source compiled packages really faster?

Filed under
Linux It is often a question of debate. Are packages compiled from source really faster than pre-digested ones? In other words will your Linux distribution run faster with apt or rpm packages compared to having everything compiled from source on your machine?

10 Mistakes Linux learners should avoid

Filed under

penguininside.blogspot: Today, Linux distributions are getting more and more popular, specially Ubuntu. Many ‘technical users’ of Microsoft Windows are showing interest in using or trying out Linux, but they repeat some common mistakes. Which are,

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Massive Ubuntu Touch Update Coming to Phones and Tablets This Summer

We reported the other day that the Ubuntu Touch developers had a great session during the Ubuntu Online Summit for the next major release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). Read more

Ugoos UM3 TV box dual boots Android and Ubuntu

The Ugoos UM3 is a small box that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps. But unlike most devices that fit that description, this one can also run Ubuntu Linux. That means you could use it to stream videos from YouTube or Netflix, play music from Pandora or Spotify, or play Android games. Then you could reboot the device and switch operating systems to run full desktop apps including LibreOffice and Firefox. Ugoos offers a larger model called the UT3S which sells for about $179. But the Ugoos UM3 costs about $50 less. Read more

4 things governments need to know to adopt open source cloud - Red Hat

Open source cloud platforms, like OpenStack, can allow public sector agencies to connect systems and share data easily. Here are four things governments need to know to make open source cloud a success. Read more

Open source key to preserving human history, argues Vatican

Ammenti explained that, in order for the manuscripts to be readable, the Vatican Library opted for open source tools that do not require proprietary platforms, such as Microsoft Office, to be read. "We save it as a picture as it's longer life than a file. You don't rely on PowerPoint or Word. In 50 years they can still just look at it," he said. Read more