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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...

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...

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
Anarchy Linux Dispels Fear of Arch
10/20/17 11:20 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1393 Words

Anarchy Linux , the distro formerly known as "Arch-Anywhere Linux" has changed my tune about the terrors of Arch-based Linux as a suitable operating system. In general, however, Arch-anything presents a challenge that may not be worth the effort for typical desktop needs.

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...

Jay Lyman
Big Changes Afoot in the Linux Market
05/06/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 895 Words

... covered Linux in the enterprise and business arenas for more than 10 years, I've seen some dramatic changes in the way the open source operating system is developed and used. However, never has there been as much change in the Linux landscape...

Jack M. Germain
It's a Roll of the Dice for Linux Game Makers
08/23/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1113 Words

... you had the option to pick your own price for a computer game that only runs on your Linux rig, would you pay to play? Not if you are a typical Linux gamer. At least, that's the popular perception of fans of...

Katherine Noyes
As Linux Turns 20, Hopes and Wishes for Its Next 20 Years
08/25/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1244 Words

So it's been in the Linux blogosphere, where our favorite operating system officially turns 20 today. Happy Birthday, Linux!

The celebrations began months ago, of course, thanks to the Linux Foundation's jubilant efforts , which culminated last week at the LinuxCon show.

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...

Katherine Noyes
Linux Preloaded: Coming Soon to a PC Near You
11/01/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 950 Words

... no secret that many here in the Linux blogosphere greeted Windows 8 with jubilation -- not because they had any intention of using it, but because of the opportunity they think it represents for Linux to capture a greater proportion of mainstream...

Jay Lyman
Top 5 Linux Predictions for 2013
12/11/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 708 Words

... 2012 draws to an end, it's an opportune time to look ahead and consider what we can expect in the Linux OS community and market for 2013. So here are my top five Linux predictions for the coming year: 1. Continued Cloud...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Mint 14 Is a Breath of Fresh Air
01/09/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 2094 Words

... Linux Mint 14, released in December and dubbed the "Nadia" version, is loaded with a horde of improvements to all four of its desktop environments. It is not usually necessary to grab every new release to a distro, but Nadia is a...

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
Sorting Out the Linux Desktop Mess
04/04/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1911 Words

The Linux community, of course, is no exception, and it's difficult to imagine a better illustration than a debate that came up recently over at Linux Advocates.

"The Linux Desktop Mess" is the title of the post that got the discussion going,...

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