When I first started on my journey with Linux, back in the late 1990s, there was one inevitability: the terminal. You couldn't escape it. The command line was a part of your daily interaction with the open source platform and that was that. Today's Linux is a much different beast. New and seasoned users alike can work with the platform and never touch the command line or terminal.
1976 was a good year for text editors. At MIT, Richard Stallman and Guy Steele wrote the virst version of Emacs. And over at Berkeley, Bill Joy wrote vi (though it wouldn't be called that for a few years yet).
Do you think music software is only the domain of expensive proprietary software? Think again. There are literally hundreds of applications out there designed by, and for, those with a musical bent. Music projects, including many projects specifically for the Linux operating system, flourish in the open source community as musicians take to coding to produce tools to make their lives easier.
Debian's decision to move to systemd as the default init system was a famously contentious (and rather public) debate. Once all the chaos regarding the decision itself had died down, however, it was left to project members to implement the change. At DebConf 2015 in Heidelberg, Martin Pitt and Michael Biebl gave a down-to-earth talk about how that implementation work had gone and what was still ahead.
Warning: Don't download software from SourceForge if you can help it
Wednesday, June 10 2015 @ 12:15 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
"SourceForge are (sic) abusing the trust that we and our users have put into their service in the past," according to the GIMP project. Since 2013, SourceForge has been bundling junkware along with their installers - sometimes without developer's permission.
Friday, May 22 2015 @ 08:32 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.