No Linux distribution creates as much noise as Ubuntu. Noisy marketing, noisy fans, and it seems that most of the Linux world has a passionate opinion about Ubuntu. Why?
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New Linux users still, after all these years, think it should be a free Windows clone. Well it's not. Matt Hartley presents 20 new user misconceptions that need to die once and for all.
When a third-party vendor tells you their custom OpenSSH is better than your Linux distro's OpenSSH, here is why you should be skeptical.
So let's take a look at what a good IT manager does. Because there are such persons, and they make all the difference between satisfaction and pain, between feelings of accomplishment and feelings of time-killing soul-sucking despair.
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Managing IT staff is crucial to the success of any business, and yet tales of abused IT workers and lousy management are legion. In part 2 of this series readers talk back.
"Security fail: When trusted IT people go bad" has a great title. Then it's all downhill. I suppose it's appropriate for an audience of managers who want cheerleading for bad management more than good information.
Linux was created by geeks, grown and nurtured by geeks, and unless something is done fairly soon to change the presentation and the image, it will remain a system for geeks.
Linux has carved a little slice of success for itself in nearly every industry, with the exception of television and streaming video. Why? Does it matter?
Every week tech news is full of recycled articles on reasons to use Linux. They don't bring anything new or useful to the discussion-- So what are some real reasons for you to use Linux?
To many people, Ubuntu is Linux. Which means that their perception, for good or ill, is determined by Ubuntu. Matt Hartley reminds us there is more to Linux than just Ubuntu.
Linux is not about shiny toys for cheap or free. It's much more important than that.
Novell throws FOSS under the bus to make a deal with Microsoft. Pamela Jones wonders why bother with Groklaw, if helping companies like Novell only leads to getting the shaft yet again?
KDE4 has come a long way since its bumpy initial releases. Bruce Byfield has some ideas on how it could be even better.
Must Linux beat Windows on the desktop? Is dumbing down Linux the price of success? Are they even comparable?
So exactly what does Ubuntu contribute to free software? The answer, I think, is different from what those in either extreme seem to believe.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linux 3.10 Goes Long, Linux 3.11 Advances as LXDE Merges
- 3Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 4Why Linux is Super (Computing)
- 5Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic