I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!
Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?
People assumed that open source software is somehow magical, that it's immune to ordinary programming mistakes and security blunders. It's not.
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
I come not to praise these programs, but to bury them. And, boy, from the smell of some of these -- they really need to be buried!
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.