Desktop Linux still a very good and secure operating system.

Posted: September 15, 2011. At: 4:47 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1953

As I type this, the kernel.org website is still down and the Linux kernel is still hosted on Github instead. What is going on here? This attack on software freedom, possibly perpetrated by Microsoft shills that want everyone to be stuck on closed source software instead of the free and open source alternatives that are more secure and reliable than Windows and Google Android. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the Unity desktop as I had Lubuntu 10.10 installed along with my Debian GNU/Linux installation and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 as it supports more features of my hardware like listening to music using the speakers over HDMI. This works in Windows 7 and with Ubuntu 11.04. I have installed Ubuntu once again despite the Unity desktop and I am actually starting to like it. I am trying to get my Compro DVB t-300 tuner card to tune digital tv channels in Linux, but I am not having much luck, the tuner has problems actually tuning in a channel, it works just fine in Windows, I think I will get a better card with a more compatible chipset, the only part of the card I have had working on Linux is the analog tuner, but that is horrible. Xawtv can tune the analog channels easily, but I will have to get a more compatible device to use Linux to watch any digital television.

The situation we are enduring where the Linux websites and the operating systems reputation as a whole is under attack by trolls in the Ubuntu forums and the famous woman who could not use Ubuntu due to her lack of knowledge of the Linux desktop and could not do her typing. But she is an obvious plant by Microsoft and is the butt of many jokes now on the Internet. But she was just being used to make Linux look bad and she really would not have wanted everyone talking about her like that, but that is what Microsoft will do to take on the competition in the open-source world that turn out such incredible products as OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Linux, not to forget the excellent software available on these operating systems such as Libreoffice, Firefox and the two main desktop environments KDE and Gnome. Those two desktops are the two major players in the desktop wars with many using KDE and many others using Gnome. Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric ocelot is set to ship with Gnome shell instead of the Unity desktop, I have used this desktop in Fedora 15 and it is quite attractive and usable. Hopefully changing the GTK theme and restyling the Gnome desktop will be possible on the Gnome shell desktop just as easily as it is with the Unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.04. If it is using the Gnome 3 desktop, then it will have GTK 3 as well and that uses CSS stylesheet code to write the themes instead of the XML code used by GTK 2.0. Hopefully many great GTK 3 themes will appear on gnome-look.org.

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