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 leave it...