Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Bruce Byfield

Bruce Byfield (born May 13, 1958) is a Canadian journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software. He has been a contributing editor at Linux.com, and his articles have appeared on the Datamation, LWN, Linux Developer Network, and LinuxPlanet sites.

Should You Use Linux Mint’s Debian or Standard Edition?

At first, users might wonder why Linux Mint offers both its Ubuntu-based Linux Mint Standard Edition and the Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Since Debian, Linux Mint,...

Can Artful Aardvark Regain Ubuntu’s Popularity on the Desktop?

The upcoming Artful Aardvark release marks Ubuntu's return to GNOME as its desktop environment. After seven years, Unity will be abandoned, along with plans for a single...

KDE Plasma 5: The Silent Revolution

I admit it, I was wrong. Contrary to what I have been saying for several years, the age of innovation on the Linux desktop has not ended....

Debian vs. Linux Mint

Linux Mint is an independent distribution, but it continues to have close links with Debian. Since 2015, Mint and Debian have had the largest number of page...

Debian vs. Ubuntu: What’s the Difference?

For the last four years, Debian and Ubuntu have been in the top three Linux distributions on Distrowatch. Since 2005, neither has been out of the top...

Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?

Debian and Ubuntu are the most influential Linux distributions ever. Of the 290 active distributions currently listed on Distrowatch, 131 are derived from Debian, including Ubuntu, and...

Why You Should Reconsider Debian

Debian has a reputation for being an expert's Linux distribution. System administrators and users who remember when Linux's main interface was the command line, but for the...

7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)

In twenty-four years, Debian has gone from one of half a dozen leading distributions to the premier representative of Linux. Its derivatives Linux Mint and Ubuntu are...

What to Do After Installing Debian

Debian is not like most Linux distributions. The Debian installer is more thorough than most, and steers you unsubtly towards free software. As a result, configuring Debian...

When to Use Which Debian Linux Repository

Nothing distinguishes the Debian Linux distribution so much as its system of package repositories. Originally organized into Stable, Testing, and Unstable, additional repositories have been added over...

Improving Debian Linux Package Management: Seven Tools

If you run Debian or one of its derivatives like Linux Mint or Ubuntu, sooner or later you come across apt-get and dpkg, the main commands for...

Why Linux Installers Need to Add Security Features

Twelve years ago, Linux distributions were struggling to make installation simple. Led by Ubuntu and Fedora, they long ago achieved that goal. Now, with the growing concerns...

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How IBM has Changed to...

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Database-Tuning Platform Launches and Secures...

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