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Jack M. Germain
25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
08/25/16 12:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1830 Words

... Birthday Linux! You're 25! When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million users strong. It has become...

Jack M. Germain
Another Milestone Achieved: Run Linux Apps on a Chromebook
10/25/18 11:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 2877 Words

... Linux apps now can run in a Chromebook's Chrome OS environment. However, the process can be tricky, and it depends on your hardware's design and Google's whims.

It is somewhat similar to running Android apps on your Chromebook, but the Linux...

Elbert Hannah
Powered by Linux
03/01/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 837 Words

... many out there use Linux ? I bet if I asked 100 people, less than 10 percent would say yes. To be fair, people think in terms of computers, laptops, netbooks, and desktops, and that demographic is 90 percent Windows, 90 percent...

Katherine Noyes
Linux on the Desktop - Dead Again?
04/02/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1550 Words

... it's been a tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks largely to a violent brawl that broke out unexpectedly down at the Broken Windows Lounge. It all started with a blog post over at PCWorld last weekend on a topic that...

Katherine Noyes
Linux and Gaming: Full Steam Ahead
04/30/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1281 Words

... been virtually continuous cause for celebration here in the Linux blogosphere over the last month or so, but it seems safe to say that few news items have caused quite as much jubilation as what greeted one tidbit last week, in particular.

Jack M. Germain
Making Linux Work
08/21/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1428 Words

... fear of failure factor is one reason why potential newcomers to the Linux operating system never complete the switch. After all, when was the last time you saw a sign in a big-box computer store identifying the aisle labeled "Linux Loaded?" Most...

Jack M. Germain
Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence
09/18/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1524 Words

... of the stumbling blocks in migrating to the Linux desktop is the mistaken view that you can't take it with you. Your data must remain captive to the Microsoft operating system . Not true at all. A related misconception that stalls many...

Jack M. Germain
The Impossible Quest for the Most Popular Linux Distro
02/08/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1890 Words

That may be one of the major frustrations among Linux developers trying to spread the word about adopting the Linux desktop instead of Microsoft Windows or Apple's OS X. Linux, like the countless denominations of religions, is a product of technology , ideology...

Jack M. Germain
Fedora Project's Robyn Bergeron: The Linux Desktop Is Almost Ready for Its Close-Up
03/12/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1958 Words

... Fedora Project is perhaps one of the hallmark Linux distributions. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat , the commercial developer of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Red Hat's investment in the Fedora community is collaborative. As such, Fedora Linux releases often provide...

Katherine Noyes
Is 'Linux' a Word Better Left Unspoken?
04/18/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1322 Words

... no secret that brand image is a crucial consideration in most any consumer product's success, and Linux is surely no exception. That's been a hot topic of conversation before , but recently it's popped up again with a fresh new twist.

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Jack M. Germain
How to Choose an Enterprise Server Linux Distro
10/30/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1833 Words

... the merits of the many competing desktop Linux distributions out there, and you could fill several hours with heated debate. Turn the conversation to enterprise server distros, however, and the room can become quiet very quickly. The fact is, those on the...

Jack M. Germain
Installing Linux: The Good, Bad and Ugly
01/29/14 6:14 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1914 Words

... or bad, useful or not, implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Microsoft's Secure Boot extension might well foul the fuel driving consumer migration to the Linux desktop. I have extensive practice with installing various Linux distros on older and new...

Jack M. Germain
Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?
02/12/14 7:32 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1634 Words

... on the desktop may have missed its adoption time line, but Linux in the cloud is a win-win proposition for the post-PC movement. Linux shows signs that it is the go-to cloud platform. Microsoft's Azure may be the only real threat to...

Katherine Noyes
When Friends Tell Friends to Use Linux
03/03/14 10:43 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1329 Words

... a natural human tendency to want to share a good thing with the people you care about, and Linux is certainly no exception. It can be downright painful, in fact, for FOSS fans to sit by and watch their friends and loved...

Jack M. Germain
Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers
04/11/14 4:43 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1558 Words

... Wanted: computer programmers needed to code and maintain Linux systems. The Linux operating system and Linux servers are so widely used today that not enough Linux-trained coders and system techs exist. Software developers and enterprise IT departments have jobs but no takers.

Jack M. Germain
Making Linux Feel at Home
05/07/14 5:16 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1636 Words

Running a Linux distribution at home or in a small office environment can be a productive endeavor that brings cost savings and increased efficiency. Adopting a Linux server system instead of playing catch-up with a Microsoft infrastructure is often a smart business move...

Jack M. Germain
Hiring Linux to Run Your Small Business
05/15/14 8:41 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1171 Words

Previous installment: Making Linux Feel at Home Individuals and businesses migrate to Linux for a variety of reasons. Disgust with Microsoft or Apple regimentation and software limitations are but two of them.

For some, the greater flexibility that comes from open source...

Jack M. Germain
Got Linux? Add Proprietary Code
06/06/14 1:50 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1433 Words

Previous installment: Easing Linux Into the Enterprise Migrating to the Linux platform is not an either/or proposition. Linux as a computing platform is so flexible that it offers users a have-it-your-way menu of software options.

One option is the Linux desktop. Individual...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?
07/25/14 11:23 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1547 Words

... long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. In fact, it may...

Jack M. Germain
The Power of Linux (Almost) Everywhere
09/26/14 6:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1798 Words

... Linux -- the free open source operating system for enterprise, small business and home computing use -- is not used everywhere yet. However, its user base crosses nearly every industry. Linux is in many places today. It's in consumer products like TVs...

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