Kicking Korora, Tumbleweed Report, OS X Over Linux

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 19, 2016

Today in Linux news Stack Overflow published the results of their latest developer survey finding Mac OS X is more popular than Windows or Linux. Elsewhere, ran an introduction to the Korora Linux distribution and Microsoft's patent bulldog is outta there. Dim* has this week's Tumbleweed review and Agam Shah looked at Dell's Linux strategy.

Stack Overflow recently published the results of their 2016 Developer Survey. One of the more interesting points found that this year more developers prefer Mac OS X to Windows or Linux. Linux had previously come in second but fell to third last year behind Windows in first and Mac in second. This year it seems Mac OS X is the OS of choice amongst those at Stack Overflow at least. Windows is in second with Linux pulling up the rear. But then again, this is a survey that found JavaScript, SQL, and Java are the top three technologies.

D Ruth Bavousett today said, "If you need an easy-to-learn, easy-to-install operating system for a not-too-technical user, an artist, or even a developer who wants to get stuff done, take a look at Korora." Everything just went swimmingly well for Bavousett during her test drive and her only complaint was that Wine is not installed by default. "So you're not going to run Windows apps in a Korora install without some work." I'm not even sure what to say to that.

Dominique Leuenberger posted his overview of Tumblweed changes this week today saying, "Week 11 has been a busy one behind the curtain, a lot, and I mean a lot, was merged into this snapshot." These include Linux 4.5, KDE Frameworks 5.20, Firefox 45, Python 3.5.1, and CMake 3.5. GNOME 3.2.0 is expected to hit Tumbleweed shortly after its official release next week, so we look forward to hearing how that turns out.

Other interesting reading:

* A Look Inside Dell's Strategy for Linux

* Microsoft's Linux Inquisitor Grand Master is off to Spotify

* US government pushed tech firms to hand over source code

* An Open Letter to President Obama: This is About Math, Not Politics