The OpenIndiana “Hipster” distribution has been updated to version 2020.10 with lots of improvements, and, according to the release notes, a couple of important bugfixes.
OpenIndiana 2020.10 comes with the MATE desktop environment and the standard MATE applications pre-installed.
The operating system inherits Sun Microsystems’ interpretation of a Unix-based Kernel, and is based on Illumos which is derived from the OpenSolaris project.
It’s not a Linux distribution and comes closer to something like OpenBSD — our Linux Gossip publication is all about free and open source software, especially free operating systems. So, why not give OpenIndiana a shot?
The following updates made it into the refreshed ISO release from November 1st, 2020. …
Following the tight release schedule of two releases per year, the Fedora project updated all their distributions to version 33 on October 27th, 2020. As expected, it runs well and comes with all the good stuff from “Rawhide” — and more!
Fedora 33 received several useful updates, bugfixes, and new features. Let’s go through some of the most interesting news about F33 “Workstation”.
After trying out the functionality a couple of days ago, we’re happy to share the following distribution updates and package upgrades with you in this first issue of our experimental Linux Gossip newsletter.
Week 43 (October 18–25)
We’re tracking distrowatch.com and loads of relevant mailing lists for this purpose. In the past week the Linux development community released a couple of very interesting distribution updates and lots of fresh packages. We want to highlight some of the Linux distributions first.
The OpenBSD community celebrated the 25th anniversary of the project launch in October 1995 as a fork from NetBSD by Theo de Raadt. OpenBSD 6.8 is the 49th release, including Mesa 20.1.7 and various improvements around hardware support. …
Six months after the successful release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS another animal-themed alliteration steers the way of the current iteration of this hugely popular operating system: Groovy Gorilla is the codename of Ubuntu 20.10, released October 22nd, 2020.
The most important changes are listed below. You can find the Ubuntu 20.10 release notes here.
This version upgrade has been anticipated by many GNOME users. Version 3.38 contains many performance optimizations and bugfixes and should lead to a even smoother Linux desktop experience.
The Ubiquity installer application has integrated the Microsoft Active Directory functionality.
While still experimental, the OpenZFS file-system is now available when installing Ubuntu 20.10. …
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We want to try something new and we need your feedback. We’re looking into the newsletter functionality here on Medium.com and it seems like a neat solution to connect with our readers.
So, the plan is this:
Right now, we’re deciding on the day of delivery. It’s probably going to be over the weekend.
We’re excited to explore something new here on Medium.com 😃
If you have a keen eye for desktop environments you’ll see that the Trisquel 9.0 experience is powered by MATE, the lightweight GNOME 2.x fork.
Under the hood we find Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as the base. The Trisquel team chose a solid foundation and added a little twist to make this Ubuntu-derivative truly unique.
So, what is Trisquel?
Let’s just quote the official website:
Trisquel GNU/Linux is a 100% free operating system. It comes with a complete selection of programs that can be easily extended using a graphical installer. …
For 25 years the OpenBSD developers have been delivering a safe operating system for people who like to tinker and tweak. Forked from NetBSD in October 1995, the team has produced a new release once every six or so months. Today, on the day of the 49th release of OpenBSD 6.8, there are several reasons to celebrate the project and the volunteer developers that keep OpenBSD going.
The fact that OpenBSD survived this long and was able to maintain its status of relevance is truly inspiring in a world in which constant progress forbids the establishment of sane and trustworthy standards. The new normal hasn’t creeped into the project yet. It’s “Never change a running system” done right. With OpenBSD you know what you get. A rock-solid operating system that can be used by anyone and for any purpose. …
With technological barriers being lowered by the day, most freelancers and specialized agencies have to re-think their web-based businesses, especially the way they communicate with clients.
For example, I do web development but my clients rarely do not have a website already. Most of the time their web presence is created with WordPress, or Wix, or Squarespace. Not by me but by the clients themselves. This means that I’m often not hired to do programming or designing but something else entirely: social media marketing.
Over the years I’ve found the following four-step process to be very valuable and I want to share this simple social media strategy with struggling freelancers and B2B agencies alike. …
I love cats 😻
I was accompanied by cats from the day I was born until (somewhat) recently. When the last remaining cat passed away, that was a very sad moment for me. I had lost a friend.
A few weeks ago I remembered my furry companion and thought about the good times we had spent together.
And then I realized that my cat was not only a pet or a friend, ‘it’ was also my mentor.
Cats seem to be masters of procrastination because they sit and lie around all day. But that’s a pretty flawed point of view. …
Well, it has been quite some time since we looked at a Linux distribution here in our tiny space. Today, deepin 20 was released and I took it for a spin in a virtual machine.
Developed by Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd. since 2011, deepin has become an established Linux distribution among the underdogs of the open-source operating system community.
The latest release, version 20, features two Kernels to choose from (5.4 LTS & 5.7 stable), the beautiful DDE (deepin desktop environment), and is based on Debian 10.5.
The deepin 20 release is a huge improvement over the last offering with the 15.11 version number. I didn’t test the beta of v20 before playing around with this final version. As a secondary OS for people who enjoy lots and lots of eye-candy this seems to be worth a try…