I use Firefox as the default Web browser on my Ubuntu Linux system and am wondering if it's up to date given the spectre and meltdown issues. How do I check? The post Running the latest version of Firefox? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
I continue to enjoy seeing what can be done with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) but even more fun is combining CMD.exe (the Windows console), Ubuntu on Windows (WSL), and DOSBox (an x86 emulator that lets you run OLD programs in original DOS that no longer run natively on Windows). Show More Summary
Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop.
Ubuntu is the most popular version of desktop Linux. It gets most of the press and has the most users. When a developer provides a Linux version of a cross-platform app, often it’s only for Ubuntu. Sure, you can get games to run on whichever version of Linux you want, but Ubuntu’s often the one with official support. Show More Summary
Now Linux distributions get hit by Meltdown patch issues.
Steam is easily the most popular online gaming platform for the PC. Linux is very popular as well. There are over 2000 games available for Linux alone on Steam. Even though Steam is available through the official Ubuntu repositories, many new Linux users get tripped up by the installation process. Show More Summary
I need to test out some software within Ubuntu Linux for work. I don't want to dual boot, so I'm looking at VMware Fusion for my iMac. Can I install Ubuntu Linux in VMware Fusion, and if so, what are the steps? The post Install Ubuntu Linux in VMware Fusion on the Mac? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
Maybe you’re checking out Ubuntu for the first time, and you’re looking for a version that doesn’t seem quite so unfamiliar. You’ve looked around online and seem to be torn in two directions: Do you go with Ubuntu MATE or Linux Mint?...Show More Summary
Recently Microsoft has been working hard to make Windows 10 as developer friendly as possible and the company did add support for Bash, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. Now the company is planning to add another developer-oriented feature, native OpenSSH client. Show More Summary
When I first started using Linux, Ubuntu had two gray panels that went across the top and bottom of the screen, and apps were orange. Within a year, those panels became tan. Then they became black. Soon Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, began developing its own user interface. Show More Summary
The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. Show More Summary
What Is Ubuntu? Ubuntu is open source software. It is useful for Linux based computers. The software is marketed by the Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu community. Ubuntu was first released in late October in 2004. The Ubuntu program uses Java, Python, C, C++ and C# programming languages. What Is New? The version 17.04 is now available here […]
A few weeks ago we posted that Samsung has started work on bringing Linux to their Samsung Dex environment running on their flagship Android handsets. Samsung noted then: Installed as an app, Linux on Galaxy gives smartphones the capability...Show More Summary
I’ve long dual-booted my computer with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, but a recent issue with a Windows driver left me high and dry. With only one operating system to choose from, I suddenly had to use Linux exclusively. Incredibly, it took just a few minutes to get up and running. Show More Summary
Hearthstone is probably the most popular digital card game. The Warcraft-themed game from Blizzard has seen quite a bit of growth over its lifetime, and it’s even a major e-sport. Even though Hearthstone was released for a wide array of platforms, including mobile devices running Android, it has never seen official Linux support. Show More Summary
A Vagrant/Ubuntu/Docker based local development environment has been released. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac. I use it daily for PHP etc work, few testers say it’s stable enough. Feel free to test more, especially on Mac, and open some...Show More Summary
One of the hottest events this month for Linux/Ubuntu users is the release of Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark). For those who are not fans of Ubuntu and Linux in general, this might be just one more release to miss, but this is a release you should take note of. Show More Summary
The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop.
So you’re curious about Linux, and you heard Ubuntu is a great place to start? Maybe you’ve heard of Ubuntu and have no idea about this thing called Linux? Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Ubuntu in easy-to-understand language. Show More Summary
There are a multitude of Linux operating systems to choose from. Spin-offs, clones and distributions (another word for “operating systems”) based on other distributions. One example is Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, which in turn is based on Debian. Show More Summary