13 Feb 2020

Penguin Tux - An Interesting story behind Linux Mascot

Any personalized character associated with a group of companies, a corporation, entity, or team is called a mascot. Ever came to think of it how some of the world's most recognizable brands, all have a mascot. Figures like The Michelin Man, Mr. Peanut, and of course, the talking M&Ms are some of the most famous brand mascots we see. In fact, they are almost or even more popular than the actual company logos. With Mickey Mouse turning 90 in 2018 and still having an impressive 98% recognition rate among all age groups, it is safe to say that mascots have a huge role to play in the branding of an organization.

One such old and well-recognized mascot is Tux. Tux is a cutesy, chubby penguin that is sitting down and is an official mascot to Linux Kernel, one of the oldest open source monolithic, Unix-like operating system kernel. The Linux family that is represented by this little waterfowl is based on this kernel and developed on both traditional as well as personal computers and servers, usually in the same format of other Linux distributions on different embedded devices like.

6 Feb 2020

Free and Open-Source Software 2020. Top 5 Interesting Facts

Open-source is taking the world by storm due to its unprecedented ability to unite developers and create a sense of community among programmers. It seems like everyone is ready to embrace the open-source mindset these days because the benefits of such an approach are incomparable to anything we've seen before in the IT universe.

According to the report, almost 80% of companies run part or all of their operations on open-source software, but the figure keeps growing steadily in the last few years. On the other side, a mere 1% of organizations claim that open-source is not strategically important to their overall enterprise infrastructure software plans.

What makes the new IT trend do important and influential on a global scale? In this post, we will discuss the concept of free and open-source software and show you the top five interesting facts about this phenomenon. Let's take a look!

30 Jan 2020

7 Best Linux Distros For Programmers

Linux distributions allow you to not only browse the web but also to work on any other necessary tasks. The Linux kernel is very flexible and it enables developers to make any modifications and contributions they want. Besides, Linux can run on any hardware and is compatible with all the popular programming languages.

The flexibility of Linux distros is a reason why Linux has always been so popular among programmers. Some distros have quite impressive functionality and many useful tools, offering the best environment for software developers. We prepared this list of the seven best distros so that you can choose the one that fits your objectives.

23 Jan 2020

Top 7 Predictions for Linux and Open Source In 2020

When it comes to prediction for Linux and open source in 2020, there are already a lot to take in to consider that 2020 will be a very eventful year in the open source community. 2020 already looks like a year with so much to offer already, so, I will quickly run through what the predictions are for the year. Here are my top 7 predictions:

24 Oct 2019

Increase Your Linux Experience 10 Folds with These Distros Sample

The moment an individual hears the word 'Linux', his mind starts thinking about the codes and complexities. Are you also one of these? If yes, then the time has come to bust the myth. Gone are the days when Linux was traditionally used just by the coders and programmers. With the passage of time, it has transformed immensely. Several distributions (distros) available in the market solve the problem of security issues related to the Windows and Mac OS. Furthermore, the developers have left no stone unturned in making it more interactive and user-friendly.

Undoubtedly, more and more people are shifting their interest in Linux. That isn't a problem as many distros are available in the market. The real problem begins when techno-geek sets on a hunt to find the best distros as per his requirements. And, let us not forget that there are thousands of distros available in the technical market. To ease the problem of the techno-buffs, this article has been drafted. It lists down 2019's best distros as per the different categories of the users. Keep scrolling the page to know more.

3 Oct 2019

What You Need To Know About Linux

The first acquaintance with Linux is not always successful. Beginners are scared away by the fact that this operating system has thousands of modifications.

Therefore, it is confusing and inconvenient to use. There is a lot of information available online about both the advantages and disadvantages of Linux. On thematic forums and in communities, supporters and opponents of this OS are continually fighting among themselves. We will try to be impartial and tell you about the most essential facts, dot the i's and find out what is true and what is false.

19 Sep 2019

Special offer for Linux Notes from DarkDuck readers

Do you know where you spend your next holidays?

If you have not decided yet, or if you want to change your plans, Linux notes from DarkDuck has a great offer for you.

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Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean which you can enjoy all year round. Swimming season lasts there from early May until at least end of October. But even outside of that season Cyprus offers you plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy.

Linux notes from DarkDuck teamed with the Citrus and Sea apartment (citrusandsea.com). We offer you a 30% discount from the listed price if you book directly there. Simply put "LINUX" in the Notes field of the booking form, and you will receive your reservation details with the discount. Further T&Cs apply.


Hope you will enjoy Cyprus!