Does Linux Need Your Help?

Free MacBook Air, anyone? Check out this tweet to find out what you need to do. And if Apple catches your eye, then you should definitely tune in for our live Apple event announcement discussion!

Also, did you know that there’s a LockerGnome app that you can download to your smartphone right now? Yep! It’s available on Android and iOS — so to those of you who say that I play favorites, I say “No way, Jose!”

Unless your name is Carl, Maureen, Scott, Jennifer, Nigel, Annabelle, Omar, Nadia, Boromir, Daisy, Augustus, Tammy, Asif, Kirsten, Chuck, Desiree, Angus, Ruth, Enrique, Horatio, Connie, Bruce, Sasha, Danny, or Pam, in which case I would probably say something else.

Anyway, to get back to the headline at hand, Linux may not really be in need of your help, but people can sure get up in arms if anyone dares to mutter something like “Linux is dead.” Things can get pretty ugly pretty quickly, but I have to say this about the open source community: it’s a passionate one.

The issue here isn’t that Linux is dead, but that it should be more prominent than it is for as much as it is beloved by its devotees. They contend that it’s better than any other operating system (though it could be argued that Linux isn’t technically an operating system, it’s the closest term we can use to explain it to non-Linux users in a way that they can understand) — though “better” is, as we always say, relative. If you’re a Linux fanatic, you’ll definitely want to weigh in with your opinions about Linux at the post in question. And if you’re not a Linux fanatic, maybe you’ll learn something from the discourse?

If the topic of Linux bores you to tears, on the other hand, you’ll be happy to know that we talked about a lot more than Linux today. Watch this to find out what we covered, and follow the links therein to read up. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Does Linux Need Your Help?”

  1. I use Linux 12.04 and I love it but my Webcam App “Cheese is still not Working for it Yet”, which SUCKS!

  2. We have used Linux on the desktop since ’98 starting with Redhat. As needs changed and leaders in the field changed, we moved to other Linux distros. Today we are using Kubuntu on the desktop, since KDE4 has the best usability, particularly compared to the radical changes in Gnome3, beaten path of Unity, limitations of LXDE, unfinished feel of Cinnamon and Mate, and general unfriendliness of Enlightenment.

    The bottom line is that we will eventually move to another OS and/or window manager if there is an advantage, but we stay with Linux. We are rallying behind the brand, but it’s difficult to quantify because what we stick to is the kernel.

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