#2747 04.04.2024 22:02 AP

LibreOffice: German state moving 30,000 PCs to LibreOffice

Following a successful pilot project, the northern German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein has decided to move from Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office to Linux and LibreOffice (and other free and open source software) on the 30,000 PCs used in the local government.

#2381 12.11.2023 18:26 AP

Skip R.: An overview of Nix in practice (20.04.2023)

I still believe this. NixOS, and Nix in general, is really weird. I’ve described it as what ends up writhing out of a malfunctioning industrial mixer that someone accidentally dropped Haskell and Bash into. When I, like many other computer programmers, tell my friends who don’t write code that “it’s a miracle that modern technology even works”, Nix is one of those things that I’m referring to.

#2363 06.11.2023 02:24 AP

Wired: The Greatest OS That (N)ever Was (1997)

Linux was started six years ago as a typical programming lark: written to run on a PC with 4 Mbytes of RAM as a free version of the costly commercial Unix operating system. Today, Linux has an installed base conservatively estimated at around 3 million users. And they're not just spotty adolescents playing in their bedrooms: Linux vendors say that most of the top companies in the US have bought the OS - but that few will readily admit to running their multimillion-dollar corporations on code put together by a band of software idealists.

#1764 19.03.2023 16:35 AP

Slashdot: Unix Pioneer Ken Thompson Announces He's Switching From Mac To Linux

I have, for most of my life — because I was sort of born into it — run Apple.

Now recently, meaning within the last five years, I've become more and more depressed, and what Apple is doing to something that should allow you to work is just atrocious. But they are taking a lot of space and time to do it, so it's okay.

And I have come, within the last month or two, to say, even though I've invested, you know, a zillion years in Apple — I'm throwing it away. And I'm going to Linux. To Raspbian in particular.

#1735 12.03.2023 00:06 AP



  • Collect all the materials related to the ancient Linux for historic testimony;
  • Rebuild the oldest Linux system that couldn't found anywhere nowaday;
  • Provide an easiest way to learn the basics of Linux for newbies;
  • For fun :-)