Startup Applications: automatic execution of the most used programs during every user login

During every login or bootup, the OS performs a number of tasks in the background to get the OS up and running and ready to be used. Customizations in Linux…

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How I landed a job in open source

Open Source Careers A collection of articles about jobs and careers in open source. I have been working in the computer business for over 40 years, but the best years…

Distribution Release: BackBox Linux 4.1

Raffaele Forte has announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.1, an updated build of the Ubuntu LTS-based distribution designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks: “The BackBox Team is…

There’s a GHOST in Linux’s Library

Patches for GHOST, a critical vulnerability in glibc, the Linux GNU C Library, now are available through vendor communities for a variety of Linux server and desktop distributions. Qualys earlier…

Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops. Latest topics for ZDNet in Linux

GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed

This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible. Latest topics for ZDNet in Linux

How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop

This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the leightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer. I have skipped all the optional…

Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

A group of developers made good on their threats to fork Debian Linux late last year, after the community’s leadership voted to replace sysvinit with systemd, making systemd the default…

Development Release: Evolve OS Beta 1

Ikey Doherty has announced the availability of the first beta release of Evolve OS, a desktop Linux distribution built from scratch, with a home-made desktop called “Budgie” and a custom…

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 11.0

Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 11.0, an updated version of the project’s lightweight desktop Linux distribution built from scratch and featuring a customised JWM window manager: “The…