Linux distributions have already gained recognition of its users and with every year new products appear in the market. Many of them focus on the certain tasks, so you can’t create a single list of the best ones. Here we have chosen several fields of Linux use and those distributions that have all chances to […]
Author Archive | Dmitry Kaglik
Congratulations everyone! Today is the 7th Birthday of the blogLinux Notes from DarkDuck 7 years ago today the first article was published here in English. There were some Russian article before, but they are now deleted, so don’t count. Excited adventure. An interesting trip! And the story must go on! Congratulations everyone!
This is a personal story – the Penguin, of course, is Linux, and I’m the Geezer, 84 years old. We met at first out of idle interest and got to know each other out of necessity. Here’s how it all happened. I got through my whole working life without ever needing or using a PC. […]
KDE is the desktop environment I have liked for a long time. One of the first distributions installed on my computer was Kubuntu 10.04, and one of the first articles on Linux notes from DarkDuck blog back in 2011 was a comparison of KDE and GNOME. I come back to KDE-based distributions every now and […]
Back in August 2012 I ran a very simple contest: you had to fix the moment when the visitors’ counter on this blog showed the 1,000,000.It’s time when the counter is close to another large and round value, and it is time to announce yet another similar contest.The rules are the same as they were last […]
DarkDuck loves to interview different people in the Linux community. Especially if they are real developers of distributions, or take part in the development teams. Examples are Artyom Zorin, Anne Nicolas, Eugeni Dodonov , Porteus Team, Robert Milasan and so on. Today I am happy to introduce you a member of another team: Patrick from Emmabuntüs team.
“This is a good time for the next interview”, DarkDuck thought. And there was a good reason for it. DarkDuck’s favourite distribution Mageia has just jumped into the version 3. Let’s cut this story short. My today’s guest is Anne Nicolas, the chairperson of Mageia.org association.
It’s this time of year again… With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 13.10 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not […]
Some time ago, I wrote an article “How Fresh is the Dew?” That article was about the first release of the Linux distribution named ROSA. In Russian, the word “rosa” means dew, so that was playing with words that time. I am not sure if the developers of the distribution read my article or not, […]
Are you a business traveller? Do you need to spend at least some of your nights away from home, somewhere in a hotel? Do you have a company laptop? If you answer is yes, then you’re like me. I also have a company laptop with MS Windows already installed on it. To be honest, it […]