I think that's really nice (duh, I made it). You might not agree, but that is exactly why I have spent all this time explaining Xfce desktop configuration and customization. To encourage you to try it yourself, and make something that fits your needs and your visual and functional preferences. Go for it!
Users of Linux-based operating systems often buy Windows-powered computers, format the hard drive and install their favorite distro. This can sometimes be a fine experience, although, quite often, it comes with annoyances such as non-working hardware (usually Wi-Fi). Not to mention, the keyboard will likely house a "Windows" key, which taints the experience.
The holy grail for many Linux users -- besides building their own computer -- is to get a desktop or laptop that comes pre-loaded with a Linux-based operating system. One of the most popular such manufacturers, System76, sells computers pre-loaded with Ubuntu, including a lifetime of telephone tech support. Obviously the company has accumulated many fans over the years, so this past Thursday and Friday, it held its first-ever superfan event. Fans were flown to its Denver headquarters. I was honored to be given the opportunity to cover it.
There’re also a wide variety of special purpose distros out there in the market which may play an important role in the deployment, if the dedicated server’s purpose matches that of the distro. Some good examples are the Boot2docker or the CoreOS, which are so small distros that are mainly designed for just launching the Docker containers, and such containers might include more standard Linux distros.
I have been using various Linux distros for many years now. One of the benefits is that I’ve seen many things improve and have been there to celebrate each success as it happened. Unfortunately, like any modern operating system, even the most modern Linux distributions are not without their challenges.
In this article, I'm going to share the biggest issues I've experienced over the years. At no time am I disparaging Linux on the desktop. Rather, I hope to start a dialog so that some of these issues can be addressed.
The rewrite of Budgie has seen some considerable progress and development that has been accelerated by the need to resolve issues that arose during the GNOME 3.18 Stack upgrade.
We were at SUSECon 2015 earlier in the month, where the company announced the release of OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. (We’ll have more on the event and a review of the distro in Linux Voice issue 23!) Richard Brown, Chair of the OpenSUSE board, made an interesting statement at the show: rolling releases are the future of distros. And not just hobbyist desktop distros, but enterprise ones as well (somewhere far down the line).
Rancher Labs is developing a purpose built Linux operating system for containers called RancherOS
Minibian "Jessie," a Linux distribution developed for all the available Raspberry Pi devices, has arrived and is now ready for download.
There are a lot of Linux distributions for the Raspberry Pi (first and second generation), so you might think that there is not a lot of room for another one, although this pun is intended as you'll immediately see.