Does Linux Need Your Help?

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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!