The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014
As the year draws to a close it is a good time to reflect on the good and bad of 2014.
In this article I am going to list my favourite alternative Linux distributions of the year.
What constitutes as an alternative Linux distro? To define the alternative, we need to look at the mainstream distributions first.
Devil-Linux 1.6.7 released
Devil-Linux 1.6.7 has been released! This release brings lots of software updates. Please see the change log for details.
Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android
This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.
The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits a $110 price target though the reduction of RAM to 1GB and the elimination of the WiFi/Bluetooth radio module, though it still possesses the power of a Freescale i.MX6 Quad SoC clocked at around 1GHz.
Linux, the overweight king of cloud: Will this change anytime soon?
Nick Hardiman argues that the problem with Linux is that multi-purpose distros, which are great for cloud computing jobs, are making the server OS fat.