A dozen years ago, the notion of Microsoft making it easier for Windows users to use open source software would've been unthinkable.
Posts published in “Operating Systems”
AlmaLinux 8.5 Is Out, Less Than 48 Hours After Latest RHEL Release
Users can download now for on-premises and edge installations. Images for AWS, Azure, GCP and other clouds will be available soon. Less than 48 hours…
OpenSUSE is Looking for Candidates to Run for Its Board
Two seats on the board at openSUSE are up for grabs. Candidates will be announced on November 22, and voting begins on December 13.
Why I Wrote the Linux Cookbook, Second Edition
Spoiler alert: "Most tech authors don't write to make money. We write to share cool stuff."
Project Trident, a Linux Distribution with BSD Roots, Shuts Down
Project Trident's default Lumina desktop environment is unaffected by this development and will continue to be developed and maintained for Linux and BSD users.
AlmaLinux Announces ‘ELevate’ For CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux 8 Migrations
It's now easier to migrate from CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux 8, Oracle Linux 8, or Rocky Linux 8, thanks to a new project from AlmaLinux.
Red Hat Releases Beta Peek at Upcoming RHEL 8.5
New Red Hat policy allows anyone with a current RHEL subscription to run unlimited copies of RHEL betas for as long as their subscription is valid.
The Verdict On systemd Is In
While the use of systemd by most Linux distros remains a subject of controversy, the recent vote by Debian members to support systemd while exploring other alternatives seems to indicate the init system is gaining acceptance.
Why Debian Is the Gold Standard of Upstream Desktop Linux
The last decade or so has seen Debian largely repositioned as an upstream distribution, making it an essential component of the desktop Linux infrastructure. Does your distro have "Debian Inside"?
The Great GNU/Linux Division
With or without the nod to GNU with the moniker GNU/Linux, desktop Linux is still the same under the hood. A rose is still a rose, as they say.
Eelo: Gaël Duval’s Open Source, Privacy Respecting Android Phone Clone
Mobile, News and Operating Systems
The man behind the first user-friendly Linux distribution now seeks to produce a free-as-you-want-it-to-be Android phone that respects user rights.
Are you ready for a new operating system for your Android phone? An operating system that’s totally free and thats main purpose isn’t to get you to consume? How about an operating system that, although based on Android, brings to the table some of the best aspects of Linux — like (eventually) it’s own repository of apps? Well, get ready, Gaël Duval is working to bring eelo to the table.
Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001, she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and started covering Linux and FOSS in 2002 after making the switch to GNU/Linux. Follow her on Twitter: @BrideOfLinux