Will Linux succeed on the desktop?

iTnews rehashes the old refrain of ‘Why Linux won’t suc­ceed on the desktop’ art­icles. These sorts of art­icles come out all the time, and they are always writ­ten by people who have not used Linux much and there­fore don’t under­stand how it works and how it is...

Portage: faster than ever!

Gentoo’s sys­tem for main­tain­ing pack­ages, Port­age, has had a sig­ni­fic­ant speed boost with ver­sion 2.1. Syn­chron­ising the tree (the equi­val­ent of Debi­an’s ‘apt-get update’) feels sev­er­al times faster. I don’t mind com­pil­ing my own apps (I...