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1 • Adonis Linux (by JT on 2012-07-02 08:00:20 GMT from United States) |
I have found Adonis Linux the gnome3 version ubuntu base , A very well put together Gnome desktop . Everything is there. It leaves very little terminal work or none at all if you don't like to use it.I found it in the waiting list along with a few other hotrods ready to run...Ps adonis also comes in XFCE Debian base.....thanks JT
2 • Turnkey Linux (by Visitor on 2012-07-02 08:13:11 GMT from Netherlands)
I believe these days Turnkey Linux is based on Debian (not Ubuntu LTS anymore):
3 • UNITY Desktop (by dragonmouth on 2012-07-02 10:59:05 GMT from United States)
For years multitasking was the Holy Grail and sine qua non of the computer world. If an O/S did not handle multitasking well, pundits would rip it to shreds. Multitasking was used as a marketing point for all O/Ss starting with Win 95. Now along comes Mr. Wallen, and pretty soon other flacks, singing the praises of Unity precisely because it makes it hard for the user to do anything but single task. Sounds to me like just another marketing ploy to sell an unpopular piece of software to an unimpressed user community. Can anyone say "M$ Bob"?
4 • @3UNITY Desktop by dragonmout (by greg on 2012-07-02 11:16:17 GMT from Slovenia)
my thoughts are similar. However if some people like working with single window open then let them. But don't pretend it increases everyone's productivity.too much multitasking is indeed a bad thing. but some multitasking is very good.
some colleagues can do one customer at a time. i can do multiple customers at same time. result is near constant sale over the assigned quota before the month runs out.
5 • Unity (by rich52 on 2012-07-02 11:35:31 GMT from United States)
I'm usingKuguntu KDE with 6 virtual windows on my desktop with Compiz so that I can run multiple programs using each virtual desktop and switch back and forth to all of them as quickly as I need to. The one desktop concept doesn't work well for me in my opinion with Unity. Too slow and ackward.
6 • Turnkey and Btrfs (by Jesse on 2012-07-02 11:35:33 GMT from Canada)
>> "I believe these days Turnkey Linux is based on Debian (not Ubuntu LTS anymore)"
The latest stable release of turnkey still uses Ubuntu. The new betas and RCs are experimenting with a switch to Debian Squeeze.
I'm a bit surprised to see Red Hat say it is going to include support for Btrfs in RHEL 7. Even the latest version of Fedora didn't ship with Btrfs support out of the box. If they aren't comfortable putting Btrfs into a cutting edge distro like Fedora I wonder why they would push for putting the file system in their enterprise products.
7 • @6 btrfs (by greg on 2012-07-02 11:48:23 GMT from Slovenia)
Perhaps they will put it in RHEL7 as an integrated bonus feature?! Can they do that?
8 • btrfs (by Candide on 2012-07-02 12:16:27 GMT from Taiwan)
I've been watching btrfs for awhile now with some interest. However, it still doesn't look ready for prime time:
Also, performance is still slower than ext4:
This isn't to say the situation won't improve. I know btrfs is supposed to appeal to enterprise users with large systems. It may not really have much use for peons like me with a laptop, but I'll keep an open mind.
9 • turnkey - NAS appliance (by octathlon on 2012-07-02 13:41:13 GMT from United States)
I'd like to see you review Turnkey's File Server appliance and compare it to the others you reviewed earlier. I wonder if it is better and easier than all of them.
10 • @3 (by Papercrane on 2012-07-02 14:02:05 GMT from United States)
You can still run multiple windows and programs at a time (which IS multitasking from a computing standpoint), Unity just encourages focusing on one window at a time. I appreciate that, as it makes it easier for me to maintain a train of thought.
11 • Turnkey - "merge" appliances (by Alan on 2012-07-02 16:14:42 GMT from France)
Nice to see a review of Turnkey. It's an option for small dedicated servers I was considering.
I still have a question : Is there a way to mix turnkey appliances features (and keep the benefits of integration and automation ?)
For example, is it possible to start from a wordpress appliance and add the features of a PHPbb and a Django (for instance !) on a single box ?
what should I apt-get to also get all the wizards ?
If someone can answer or redirect me to a documentation/wiki page, it would be nice
12 • btrfs (by George on 2012-07-02 16:17:28 GMT from United States)
RedHat is implementing btrfs as part of it's cloud strategy. They will be pushing their Enterprise Virtualization and CloudForms (Satellite replacement) products as part of this strategy. So, it's really a move for Enterprise usage, which is a bit more important to them than it would be for the Fedora project, I presume.
13 • Turnkey (by Jesse on 2012-07-02 16:49:38 GMT from Canada)
It is possible to add features to a Turnkey appliance using apt-get, but I don't think you can "merge" appliances as you describe. You could instead set up multiple virtual machines and run each appliance in its own virtual environment, all on the same box.
14 • Appliances (by Rick on 2012-07-02 17:26:25 GMT from United States)
Jesse, your refrigerator doesn't play music? Way to live in the stone age...
15 • Turnkey "merging" (by Rick on 2012-07-02 17:48:26 GMT from United States)
More on-topic; I suppose it would be possible to load multiple Turnkey appliances on a USB drive with YUMI or Multisystem?
16 • Who Sez Unity Is Single Window? (by joncr on 2012-07-02 18:07:30 GMT from United States)
I don't get this constant insistence that Unity is a single window interface. I'm in Unity right now and I have a batch of open windows. It's no different than any other non-tiling interface.
In any case, people do not multitask. Software does. If you have a bunch of windows open, you can only focus on one at a time. We serial-task, we don't multitask. All those windows save you a little bit of time. They do not make you any more or any less productive.
17 • Misunderstanding Multi-Tasking (by joncr on 2012-07-02 18:11:50 GMT from United States)
Dragonmouth misunderstands multi-tasking in an operating system. It has nothing to do with the ability to open windows. It has to do with the ability to so rapidly divide its time between multiple tasks that it appears to us slow humans that it is doing more than one thing at once.
18 • ##16 Multi-tasking (by imnotrich on 2012-07-02 22:00:26 GMT from Mexico)
Unity has re-defined multi-tasking, to be sure.
It used to be you could do multiple things at once with your gui.
Now with Unity, you have to do multiple clicks/tasks to open one application.
Oh and yes, humans DO multi-task. When I'm waiting for my Linux OS to install, I can do the dishes...laundry...even vacuum. I keep seeing references to 20-30 minute installs of some full fledged Linux distro. This is a huge myth. In my experience over the last 30 years, the only thing that installs in 20-30 minutes, besides DOS 5, would be an older version of Puppy.
No full size distro installs that fast and in fact Sabayon, Gentoo and others can take days to install the base...even before you get to the tweaking stage to install basic things like printers, networking, video cards, sound cards, browser plug-ins, codecs and so on. Took me a week to get Debian Squeeze doing all that just recently, and STILL my install has unresolved issues (such as WINE problems).
19 • For the lack of a better motive.. (by commenter on 2012-07-02 22:14:07 GMT from Brazil)
Now Unity is 'good for the character.' lol.
20 • RHEL & btrfs (by cookiemonster on 2012-07-03 01:06:12 GMT from United States)
doubt btrfs will be default in RHEL7. Given the Storage products default on XFS and they are moving big into virt and cloud, XFS will be default.
21 • @18 (by Bill on 2012-07-03 02:33:41 GMT from United States)
SolusOS 2 alpha 5 installed on my quad-core PC in 10 minutes flat. I took off my watch and timed it; give or take 2 seconds it was 10 minutes. Seems to me that Fedora 14 was about the same. I'll have to test some others in the future, but here and now I KNOW the OS installed completely in 10 minutes.
22 • @18 (by greg on 2012-07-03 05:57:49 GMT from Slovenia)
a week is a bit too long. i had it with crunchbang on a very old mashcine in about 45 minutes (cause CPU is really old and ram low). afte rthat i hadd to add a PPA for printer driver and then it relaly took me long before i could set up samba. but it was my fault as i configured it correctly the first time and all i actually needed to do was to restart the service.
Kubuntu fresh install - i did it in 25 minutes and then additional 20 minutes to download and in install all the updates and add PPA's i had before and a few programmes. also then it took a few minutes to move the old home to new home. while it took me over 1.5 hour to do an upgrade which is why i decided to not do upgrade anymore (10.10->12.04 is a long road) but went with a new install.
23 • say what (by david on 2012-07-03 11:33:46 GMT from United States)
@imnotrich (post 18)o_O almost every distro installs in less than 20 min. Build from scratch distros withstanding of course.
24 • @16Misunderstanding Multi-Tasking (by mandog on 2012-07-03 12:34:46 GMT from United Kingdom)
Yes you are right in what you say.
Except for one small thing men can't multi-task very well, but a woman can.
25 • @18 (by Gustavo on 2012-07-03 13:36:58 GMT from Brazil)
Just pin your most used applications to the launcher/dock. They will be just one click away.
Unity is OK, just try it for a few days.
26 • great to see today's news about commodore (by Juliann on 2012-07-03 14:45:55 GMT from United States)
I looked up the company that is producing this Mint-based distribution. Perfect choice of OS base, and it turns out they are selling computers with a unique shape (namely, built in to a keyboard), based on their new Linux OS! I say, the more people making a successful go at selling machines with linux preinstalled, the better.
27 • @18, Install time (by borion on 2012-07-03 17:05:37 GMT from United States)
Not exactly a fan of install time of an OS ... but many popular linux distros install in less than 30 minutes. But I never really understood why its such a big deal. Only geeks (including me) seem to install and re-install os over and over again. It shouldn't be like that ... an OS install should be once in a while thing. I wouldn't mind spending a Saturday on an OS setup if it behaves for the next few years.
28 • @16 (by borion on 2012-07-03 17:35:43 GMT from United States)
Good point on multi-tasking. Few years ago, I had a project manager who put me on the schedule for 300% of my time ... when I confronted her, she said i should be multi-tasking. A generation of technology must have passed me by.
On unity/shell ... I'm not sure why all this negativity on this. I read all the negative buzz before I even tried it. Still I found it interesting ... not perfect, but still good. Compare that with that gobbledegook we call KDE4. I'll take Shell/Unity anyday.
29 • re: 18 Multi Tasking (by mythus on 2012-07-03 18:10:28 GMT from United States)
I'd love to see you vacuum, do the dishes, and do laundry at the exact same time, which is what multi-tasking is.
In truth, what we preceive as human multi-tasking is more like serial-tasking. Yes, we are attempting to complete multiple activities in the same time frame, but we are incapable of doing them in the same single time unit.
An example using your dishes, laundry, and vacuuming argument would be that you started with the vacuum in the laundry room. WIth the vacuum running, you let go of it briefly to throw some clothes in the washer and start it. You then push the vacuum into the kitchen. With it running you let go of it to start the dishwasher. You then proceed to finish vacuuming while those modern appliances take care of the rest for you. By the time you are finished vacuuming, the other two chores may be done as well.
In a sense that is not really doing things at the same time. You have to let go of the vacuum to start the laundry. You also have to let go of the vacuum to start the dishwasher. That is serial tasking. The appliances are doing the only real multi tasking, as is your brain, but the actual procession of activity that you yourself completed wasn't at the same time.
It is really no different when working on a computer. I have yet met a person that can type in two or more open windows at the same exact time. Yes, they, and I, would reference window one while I type in window two, but to reference window one I have to sometimes stop typing in window 2 to navigate the information in window one, even if only for a second. If I were truly multitasking, I'd do both without pause.
What Unity and GNOME Shell attempt to do is discourage the attention break done during serial tasking and attempted multitasking. For some users, this is a benefit, especially for users that do have problems with concentration. For other users this can be a hassle and interrupt their normal routine. For those users, Unity and Gnome Shell aren't really meant for them. Yes, you could make the two work in that way, but that is not their design.
30 • @29 Multi Tasking (by greg on 2012-07-04 08:54:05 GMT from Slovenia)
What you can do with multitasking in desktop is watch several windows at once and then adjust one and see changes in others.
and i think this what you describe is mutlistasking as you are doing another task while you wait for the previous to complete in the background. during that time you can monitor it adjust it etc. (e.g. if you vacuum and cook at same time ->> not advisable) :-)
31 • Sabayon 9 (by Mac on 2012-07-04 17:45:32 GMT from United States)
Sabayon 9 64bit kde, Has a place on my hard drive now. OTB support even for intell 5300, alfa-nh, and alfa-n. Since I have used nothing but Debian distros for about 5yrs now this is big step for me and hope others will give it a try.
32 • @ Unity (by pazuzuthewise on 2012-07-04 21:15:23 GMT from Romania)
So multitasking is bad because it distracts the user from the task at hand. By the same logic, since continuous computer use, without breaks, can cause stress, Ubuntu should implement a usability feature to crash the desktop every 3 hours or so. A good idea would be to overheat the processor so as to trigger its protection and force the computer to shutdown, preventing the user to boot it until it cools off, thus effectively forcing the user to take a healthy break.
33 • Porteus 1.2 - Trinity DE (by Woodstock69 on 2012-07-05 01:14:47 GMT from Papua New Guinea)
Thanks to the Porteus devs for releasing v1.2 and showing support for Trinity Desktop Environment. Call me a Luddite, but this is choice. To be able to run KDE 3 with TDE improvements on my ancient hardware (not forgetting exe-linux, Kubuntu and others).
Eventually I'll get a "modern" supercomputer to run KDE4, 5 and 6, but for now, I'm stuck with the old P4. Now if I could just get Digikam 2.6 to work in TDE I'd be in heaven!
34 • @33 Woodstock69 (by greg on 2012-07-05 08:31:37 GMT from Slovenia)
there is a KDE low-fat-settings package that will reduce system requirements. i believe it then takes 180MB ram and turns off 3D acceleration. so it should work well on your maschine if you have at least 512mb ram.
see more here under low fat settings: http://www.kubuntu.org/news/11.10-release
35 • to #34 (and #33) a lighter KDE (by Peter on 2012-07-05 13:57:16 GMT from Spain)
Yes, Kubuntu-low-fat reduces ram usage by not starting certain functions (specially 3D niceties), but if you avoid the nepomuk/akanodi/strigi trio and tell the clock to not display events so i doesn't call on akanodi, your ram use and speed will improve. Also redce Krdunner adcdond.
36 • KDE disable nepomuk & akonaki (by RollMeAway on 2012-07-06 01:18:39 GMT from United States)
After uninstalling kmail and as much of kdepim as possible, I resort to this:
#chmod 600 /usr/bin/nepo* ...and
#chmod 600 /usr/bin/akon*
Then either kill all nepomuk, akonadi services, or reboot.
It is amazing the resources recovered and the speed improvement.
37 • TurnKey (by Kimmi on 2012-07-06 01:26:07 GMT from United States)
I think Turnkey is what i'm looking for! its a great idea with a useful purpose. Cultix has an interesting twist to it Vamp anyone? Tasty. I really enjoy this podcast episode sounds like a new guy has been added One Hell of a Voice whoever he is xoxo. Cool Article thanks for the info :)
38 • @34,35,36 (by Woodstock69 on 2012-07-06 03:40:55 GMT from Papua New Guinea)
The first thing I do after installing KDE4 based distro's is to kill Nepomuk, Akonadi and Strigi, but maybe I'm not doing it correctly. As a purely desktop user without networking, bluetooth and wireless, I'm sure there are plenty more services I should kill also.
BTW. I've got 768MB RAM. That used to be enough. Heck, 64KB used to be enough! (long live the C64 ;-) )
Many thanks for the suggestions. Will give them a go....
39 • Review of Commodore OS Vision Beta 9 RC1 (by Col. Bob on 2012-07-06 08:21:47 GMT from Germany)
I downloaded and installed Commodore OS Vision Beta 9 RC1 and this is my review. The Commodore theme seems more polished than the Beta 6 version. They reduced the window transparency which helps. The also included an option to turn transparency off, which I prefer. There are 3 themes available, the Commodore Blue default theme, the VIC20 black theme and the Amiga Gray Silver theme which I prefer.
Beta 9 has more improvements over Beta 6. They included the Mint Control Center, Hardware Drivers and NVidia Graphics Driver installer. There is an option to install media codecs, that is handy. Beta 9 also includes 29 games. I like the Retro games clones of Pac Man, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Galga and many others. Aisle Riot solitare is also included to help persuade Windows users too. Overall, Beta 9 has a better look, feel and sound than Beta 6. It seems faster, but that could be due to hardware upgrades on my system. It only used 8.8gb of disk space. It runs just fine with a 30gb SSD.
There are a few disadvantages of Commodore OS Vision. First, it only runs on 64bit hardware. It won't run on older hardware that only supports 32 bit OS's. Second, the download file is over 4gb. It takes a long time to download it. I plan to keep my Bittorrent server uploading it for a week or so to help other users. There is a 2nd DVD you can download that's about 3gb. I downloaded it, but I'm having problems installing the Commodore Extras. I'll give it another shot.
So far, I like Commodore OS Vision Beta 9 RC1. I plan to get rid of my current desktop computer and replace it with a Vic Slim barebones system, designed to run Commodore OS Vision. These go for about $299 from the Commodore USA website.
40 • multitasking? (by zykoda on 2012-07-06 16:30:49 GMT from United Kingdom)
What is a so called "task"? that must we multi do? Should one compare to "time slice" on the multicores...if possible? about which Amdahl has to say? re-parallelism or quantum realisation of potentialities of true virtualisation.
41 • @18 Install time (by anonymouse1 on 2012-07-06 20:50:29 GMT from United States)
@18 Install time: Wow, you must have a 200Mhz machine with 15Mb of ram to be complaining of week long install times. I installed a mint kde distro in 15 minutes, including getting the flash and java set, printer loaded, updates, and customizing. I was online with a fully tweaked and custom system in less than 20 minutes on a dual core athlon with 4gb of ram and nvidia 6150 video core. not the high end beast most people probably run.
42 • Desktops.... (by Blue Knight on 2012-07-07 00:30:36 GMT from France)
Gnome 3 is unusable, bad design, stupidity etc... Unity is maybe a touch better and more usable but It's not really good neither.
XFCE is unprofessional and 'old school', Win95-style, among other things with its stupid opaque desktop icons labels. LXDE is still buggy and not my cup of tea.
The only desktop, modern, usable, in the Linux/BSD world, and in par with Win7, is KDE 4, with the desktop view.
43 • Desktops.... (by david on 2012-07-07 11:10:18 GMT from United States)
@42, While I can appreciate your opinion I strongly disagree. I agree aesthetically XFCE may look antiquated, but what it lacks in beauty it makes up in brawn. As its very mature, stable and usable.
I sure Gnome 3 and Unity appeal to a certain demographic in the linux ecosystem. I am not familiar with LXDE so I can't comment.
KDE 4 is a very "modern" looking DE and offers many of the same features as the other commercial OS's.
What a minute, maybe I don't disagree with your assessment after all.
I personally prefer FVWM or Fluxbox.
44 • @42 • Desktops (by mandog on 2012-07-07 11:47:13 GMT from United Kingdom)
I Must agree with the poster below you in most respects.
As for LXDE Its a window manager on top of Openbox don't be fooled by its light weight its up there with gnome 2 as far as GTK apps are concerned light fast and very stable. 65bm 32bt at start-up. but it runs all the heavy apps without hesitation.
45 • Turnkey (by HansH on 2012-07-07 14:09:46 GMT from Netherlands)
Besides the iso file for each appliance, you can also get an OpenVZ file, which is smaller and let you run the appliance in a OpenVZ container (or with some small adaptions in a LXC container)
If you use Proxmox VE, you can select all the Turnkey appliances from the browser and deploy them....
46 • Podcast (by Shmoe on 2012-07-08 09:22:56 GMT from United States)
LOL! I'm listening to the latest podcast as I write this. It's great! Is this host/format new? Seems to be. I really like it. I think I'll call it...the Quiet Storm! Like the hosts voice, as well as the (slightly) whimsical late night jazz station feel. I also like the fact that you use multiple presenters, less monotonous. BTW, thanks to everyone at DW for all your hard work. Keep it up!
47 • Abous ZFS on Linux (by Ricardo on 2012-07-08 19:48:14 GMT from Argentina)
Jesse, I think you're too quick to dismiss ZFS on Linux, you probably should try it on a RedHat/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6 box. Or maybe there was a problem with the PPA and you could compile the debs yourself.
Conicidentally, I've been testing it on a couple of CentOS 6 servers because it allows us to use an SSD disk as read or write cache. It's only been two weeks but these servers' disks are pretty hammered and still working great so far (knock on wood).
BTW, zfsonlinux.org doesn't provide deb nor rpm packages, only instructions to build them yourself, but it's an extremely esasy task at least on CentOS.
48 • Podcast (by Bill on 2012-07-08 22:27:14 GMT from United States)
Thanks for this great idea, I enjoyed the pod-cast.
One suggestion though, turn down the piano music so we can hear the vocal better. :)
49 • beware Porteus (by Roland on 2012-07-09 01:51:54 GMT from United States)
This OS will automatically mount ALL your hard disk partitions without your partition. This is dangerous! It also increments the mountcount causing unnecessary fsck's. Also, it says it's designed for install to USB thumbdrives. The install works fine. Only after you boot from the thumbdrive do you discover you can't easily save changes to the drive, because it's NTFS. I had to mkfs.ext2 to
get it to work right. Maybe the authors will see this report here and correct it, because their bug system is a pain.
50 • 41 is nonsense. (by imnotrich on 2012-07-09 03:32:03 GMT from Mexico)
An AMD 64 dual core running at 3ghz with 4g ram and 800gb of hdd's Debian 6.0.5. Debian 64 net install ran almost 2 hours for me just a few days ago. Then there's the pain that is wired networking, printer shares, video card, flash and java (notably easier than previous versions though)and here it is more than a week later and I'm still struggling with software that worked perfectly in Lenny. Basic stuff like Skype, Various music streams like streamtuner, streamtuner2 and Tunapie, also Spideroak, Wine/Babas Chess, Wine/Bookworm Deluxe. Nothing obscure, like wireless network. OMG I know better than to even attempt wifi with Debian, and Squeeze also fails to work with my serial port & usb pci cards. (worked fine in Etch and Lenny both).
Does Debian annoy me? Yes. Is it still the best distro on the planet? Yes. Does any full size distro install in less than a hour? Only if you're running some time warp experiment.
P.S. - that Nvidia 6150 chipset isn't properly supported by Squeeze and probably most of the Debian based distros. Consider an upgrade.
51 • Real Nonsense (by Landor on 2012-07-09 05:45:50 GMT from Canada)
Every time you post you fire out all these things with no actual proof to back it up. This week I noticed you said it can take days to install a base system for Gentoo. I going to take a stand here and say you've never installed Gentoo, but if you have, you didn't know what you were doing.
A base install is a stage 3 install. Kernel, bootloader, and base system fully configured has taken me less than 45 minutes. I could do it a whole lot faster too, if I chose. With a functional desktop it's taken me no more than 12 hours to install on an N270 based netbook of all machines. We could discuss multi-core systems if you want. Just to let you know too, for the most part, the amount ram and hard drive space/speed have pretty well zero bearing when compiling from source.
I've installed a couple distributions on an old 2.8 P4 system (single core 478 socket) that installed in less than 5 minutes. I honestly believe you only troll here, or do not know what you're doing at all.
Keep your stick on the ice...
52 • install time (by piper on 2012-07-09 06:14:28 GMT from United States)
"I keep seeing references to 20-30 minute installs of some full fledged Linux distro. This is a huge myth. In my experience over the last 30 years, the only thing that installs in 20-30 minutes, besides DOS 5, would be an older version of Puppy."
aptosid, siduction (debian sid kde) installs in about 6 minutes (dual core cpu)
53 • RE: 52 (by Landor on 2012-07-09 07:21:39 GMT from Canada)
I was referring to Sidux and Mepis for less than 5 minutes. I'd also say that antiX would install just as quick.
They could be even faster if they were being installed from say a USB 3.0 flash drive to a SATA 3 SSD. Even the 3.0 USB would slow it down, but it would still be a lightning install.
Keep your stick on the ice...
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|• Issue 803 (2019-02-25): Septor 2019, preventing windows from stealing focus, NetBSD and Nitrux experiment with virtual machines, pfSense upgrading to FreeBSD 12 base|
|• Issue 802 (2019-02-18): Slontoo 18.07.1, NetBSD tests newer compiler, Fedora packaging Deepin desktop, changes in Ubuntu Studio|
|• Issue 801 (2019-02-11): Project Trident 18.12, the meaning of status symbols in top, FreeBSD Foundation lists ongoing projects, Plasma Mobile team answers questions|
|• Issue 800 (2019-02-04): FreeNAS 11.2, using Ubuntu Studio software as an add-on, Nitrux developing znx, matching operating systems to file systems|
|• Issue 799 (2019-01-28): KaOS 2018.12, Linux Basics For Hackers, Debian 10 enters freeze, Ubuntu publishes new version for IoT devices|
|• Issue 798 (2019-01-21): Sculpt OS 18.09, picking a location for swap space, Solus team plans ahead, Fedora trying to get a better user count|
|• Issue 797 (2019-01-14): Reborn OS 2018.11.28, TinyPaw-Linux 1.3, dealing with processes which make the desktop unresponsive, Debian testing Secure Boot support|
|• Issue 796 (2019-01-07): FreeBSD 12.0, Peppermint releases ISO update, picking the best distro of 2018, roundtable interview with Debian, Fedora and elementary developers|
|• Issue 795 (2018-12-24): Running a Pinebook, interview with Bedrock founder, Alpine being ported to RISC-V, Librem 5 dev-kits shipped|
|• Issue 794 (2018-12-17): Void 20181111, avoiding software bloat, improvements to HAMMER2, getting application overview in GNOME Shell|
|• Issue 793 (2018-12-10): openSUSE Tumbleweed, finding non-free packages, Debian migrates to usrmerge, Hyperbola gets FSF approval|
|• Issue 792 (2018-1203): GhostBSD 18.10, when to use swap space, DragonFly BSD's wireless support, Fedora planning to pause development schedule|
|• Issue 791 (2018-11-26): Haiku R1 Beta1, default passwords on live media, Slax and Kodachi update their media, dual booting DragonFly BSD on EFI|
|• Issue 790 (2018-11-19): NetBSD 8.0, Bash tips and short-cuts, Fedora's networking benchmarked with FreeBSD, Ubuntu 18.04 to get ten years of support|
|• Issue 789 (2018-11-12): Fedora 29 Workstation and Silverblue, Haiku recovering from server outage, Fedora turns 15, Debian publishes updated media|
|• Issue 788 (2018-11-05): Clu Linux Live 6.0, examining RAM consumpion, finding support for older CPUs, more Steam support for running Windows games on Linux, update from Solus team|
|• Issue 787 (2018-10-29): Lubuntu 18.10, limiting application access to specific users, Haiku hardware compatibility list, IBM purchasing Red Hat|
|• Issue 786 (2018-10-22): elementary OS 5.0, why init keeps running, DragonFly BSD enables virtual machine memory resizing, KDE neon plans to drop older base|
|• Issue 785 (2018-10-15): Reborn OS 2018.09, Nitrux 1.0.15, swapping hard drives between computers, feren OS tries KDE spin, power savings coming to Linux|
|• Issue 784 (2018-10-08): Hamara 2.1, improving manual pages, UBports gets VoIP app, Fedora testing power saving feature|
|• Issue 783 (2018-10-01): Quirky 8.6, setting up dual booting with Ubuntu and FreeBSD, Lubuntu switching to LXQt, Mint works on performance improvements|
|• Issue 782 (2018-09-24): Bodhi Linux 5.0.0, Elive 3.0.0, Solus publishes ISO refresh, UBports invites feedback, Linux Torvalds plans temporary vacation|
|• Issue 781 (2018-09-17): Linux Mint 3 "Debian Edition", file systems for SSDs, MX makes installing Flatpaks easier, Arch team answers questions, Mageia reaches EOL|
|• Issue 780 (2018-09-10): Netrunner 2018.08 Rolling, Fedora improves language support, how to customize Kali Linux, finding the right video drivers|
|• Issue 779 (2018-09-03): Redcore 1806, keeping ISO downloads safe from tampering, Lubuntu makes Calamares more flexible, Ubuntu improves GNOME performance|
|• Issue 778 (2018-08-27): GuixSD 0.15.0, ReactOS 0.4.9, Steam supports Windows games on Linux, Haiku plans for beta, merging disk partitions|
|• Issue 777 (2018-08-20): YunoHost 188.8.131.52, limiting process resource usage, converting file systems on Fedora, Debian turns 25, Lubuntu migrating to Wayland|
|• Issue 776 (2018-08-13): NomadBSD 1.1, Maximum storage limits on Linux, openSUSE extends life for 42.3, updates to the Librem 5 phone interface|
|• Full list of all issues|
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