That Linux thing that nobody uses

Subject: General Tech | August 14, 2014 - 01:31 PM |
Tagged: linux

For many Linux is a mysterious thing that is either dead or about to die because no one uses it.  Linux.com has put together an overview of what Linux is and where to find it being used.  Much of what they describe in the beginning applies to all operating systems as they share similar features, it is only in the details that they differ.  If you have only thought about Linux as that OS that you can't game on then it is worth taking a look through the descriptions of the distributions and why people choose to use Linux.  You may never build a box which runs Linux but if you are considering buying a Steambox when they arrive on the market you will find yourself using a type of Linux and having a basic understanding of the parts of the OS for troubleshooting and optimization.   If you already use Linux then fire up Steam and take a break.

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"For those in the know, you understand that Linux is actually everywhere. It's in your phones, in your cars, in your refrigerators, your Roku devices. It runs most of the Internet, the supercomputers making scientific breakthroughs, and the world's stock exchanges."

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Source: Linux.com
August 14, 2014 | 02:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The quote from the other website carried an EOT (0x04) character over: "[...] actually everywhere. \x04It's in your [...]"

That messed up the RSS feed ;)

August 15, 2014 | 01:24 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

terminated with predjudice

August 14, 2014 | 02:53 PM - Posted by ZoA (not verified)

I'm new Linux user going back from February this year when I instilled Linux Lite distro as my primary OS. I can say that transition was remarkably easy and now prefer working in my Linux OS. I still dual boot windows for some software or games that don't work under Linux, but for most of day to day activities (surfing, media, text and spreadsheets...) I do in Linux.

If autocad, solidworks and most steam and GoG games had proper Linux support I would quit windows for good, alas for now I still have to waste some 150 GB of my SSD on windows partition.

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