When Xfce 4.18 was released in December, many of the desktop environment's users might not have noticed many changes. That's because most of the changes were under the hood, and its popular file manager, Thunar, went through a major overhaul.
Posts published by “Bruce Byfield”
Bruce Byfield has been involved in FOSS since 1999. He has published more than 2000 articles, and is the writer of "Designing with LibreOffice," which is available as a free download here.
While working at home instead of behind a desk in a crowded office building is new to many tech workers, it's business as usual for most of us working in the FOSS world.
Bruce Byfield would like to hear from you about current Codes of Conduct and anti-harassment policies at FOSS conferences.
When it comes to Linux and systemd, the one thing on which everyone can agree is that it's complicated -- some say overly complicated.
Although the Linux Foundation seems to represent Linux and the entire Linux user community, many community members have complained for years that the organization has defaulted to representing only the interests of its corporate membership.
Most FOSS leaders came into prominence during the 1980s and 90s and are now approaching, or have passed, the age when most people retire. Are free software organizations ready for the change that appears to be just around the corner?
Our delve into the numbers presented by Distrowatch indicate that although there have been some notable changes over the last serveral years, the Linux ecosphere is mostly stable from a distro perspective.
Although the numerous approaches to open source sometimes seem at odds with each other, users and developers of open source software -- whether licensed "copyleft" or "permissive" -- are travelling similar roads.
With Stallman's recent exit from the FSF, has the time come to put ideological correctness aside and just let Linux be Linux?
Even if you're a liberal arts major with no background in technology or science, using Linux and other free software can empower you to take control of your computing environments.