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Jack M. Germain
Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence
09/18/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1524 Words

... of the stumbling blocks in migrating to the Linux desktop is the mistaken view that you can't take it with you. Your data must remain captive to the Microsoft operating system . Not true at all. A related misconception that stalls many...

Katherine Noyes
Is 'Linux' a Word Better Left Unspoken?
04/18/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1322 Words

... no secret that brand image is a crucial consideration in most any consumer product's success, and Linux is surely no exception. That's been a hot topic of conversation before , but recently it's popped up again with a fresh new twist.

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Jack M. Germain
Installing Linux: The Good, Bad and Ugly
01/29/14 6:14 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1914 Words

... or bad, useful or not, implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Microsoft's Secure Boot extension might well foul the fuel driving consumer migration to the Linux desktop. I have extensive practice with installing various Linux distros on older and new...

Jack M. Germain
Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?
02/12/14 7:32 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1634 Words

... on the desktop may have missed its adoption time line, but Linux in the cloud is a win-win proposition for the post-PC movement. Linux shows signs that it is the go-to cloud platform. Microsoft's Azure may be the only real threat to...

Jack M. Germain
Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers
04/11/14 4:43 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1558 Words

... Wanted: computer programmers needed to code and maintain Linux systems. The Linux operating system and Linux servers are so widely used today that not enough Linux-trained coders and system techs exist. Software developers and enterprise IT departments have jobs but no takers.

Jack M. Germain
Got Linux? Add Proprietary Code
06/06/14 1:50 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1433 Words

Previous installment: Easing Linux Into the Enterprise Migrating to the Linux platform is not an either/or proposition. Linux as a computing platform is so flexible that it offers users a have-it-your-way menu of software options.

One option is the Linux desktop. Individual...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?
07/25/14 11:23 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1547 Words

... long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. In fact, it may...

Jack M. Germain
The Power of Linux (Almost) Everywhere
09/26/14 6:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1798 Words

... Linux -- the free open source operating system for enterprise, small business and home computing use -- is not used everywhere yet. However, its user base crosses nearly every industry. Linux is in many places today. It's in consumer products like TVs...

Jack M. Germain
Simplicity Linux Digs Deeper Than Its Puppy Linux Pals
05/12/16 7:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1687 Words

Simplicity Linux delivers a simpler way to run a fully powered Linux desktop on any computer you touch.

It is derived from Puppy Linux . Two beta versions released in March offer experimental approaches that stray from the distro's standard releases.

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Jack M. Germain
25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
08/25/16 12:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1830 Words

... Birthday Linux! You're 25! When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for then 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million users strong. It has become...

Jack M. Germain
Cub Linux Is a Worthy Chromixium Offspring
09/09/16 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1220 Words

Cub Linux , an improved rebranding of the innovative Chromixium Linux distro, combines the look, feel and functionality of Google's Chrome OS with traditional Linux performance.

Cub Linux provides a complete Chromebook experience on the hardware of your choice. The innovation is...

Jack M. Germain
Anarchy Linux Dispels Fear of Arch
10/20/17 11:20 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1393 Words

Anarchy Linux , the distro formerly known as "Arch-Anywhere Linux" has changed my tune about the terrors of Arch-based Linux as a suitable operating system. In general, however, Arch-anything presents a challenge that may not be worth the effort for typical desktop needs.

Elbert Hannah
Powered by Linux
03/01/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 837 Words

... many out there use Linux ? I bet if I asked 100 people, less than 10 percent would say yes. To be fair, people think in terms of computers, laptops, netbooks, and desktops, and that demographic is 90 percent Windows, 90 percent...

Jay Lyman
Big Changes Afoot in the Linux Market
05/06/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 895 Words

... covered Linux in the enterprise and business arenas for more than 10 years, I've seen some dramatic changes in the way the open source operating system is developed and used. However, never has there been as much change in the Linux landscape...

Jack M. Germain
It's a Roll of the Dice for Linux Game Makers
08/23/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1113 Words

... you had the option to pick your own price for a computer game that only runs on your Linux rig, would you pay to play? Not if you are a typical Linux gamer. At least, that's the popular perception of fans of...

Katherine Noyes
As Linux Turns 20, Hopes and Wishes for Its Next 20 Years
08/25/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1244 Words

So it's been in the Linux blogosphere, where our favorite operating system officially turns 20 today. Happy Birthday, Linux!

The celebrations began months ago, of course, thanks to the Linux Foundation's jubilant efforts , which culminated last week at the LinuxCon show.

Jay Lyman
Top 5 Linux Predictions for 2012
12/13/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 769 Words

... Linux continues to grow both its reach and credibility among enterprise IT users and customers, bringing competition, price and time-to-market pressure and options to key markets such as cloud computing and mobile software. Looking at the coming year for Linux, these are...

Katherine Noyes
Why the World Is Desperately Seeking Linux Talent
02/23/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1174 Words

... it's been another wild week here in the Linux blogosphere, with the news announcements coming so fast there's scarcely been time for a cape-wearing champion of FOSS to catch her breath. There's been particular excitement around Ubuntu for Android , of course,...

Katherine Noyes
Linux on the Desktop - Dead Again?
04/02/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1550 Words

... it's been a tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks largely to a violent brawl that broke out unexpectedly down at the Broken Windows Lounge. It all started with a blog post over at PCWorld last weekend on a topic that...

Katherine Noyes
Linux and Gaming: Full Steam Ahead
04/30/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1281 Words

... been virtually continuous cause for celebration here in the Linux blogosphere over the last month or so, but it seems safe to say that few news items have caused quite as much jubilation as what greeted one tidbit last week, in particular.

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