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2009's Five Most Popular & Important Linux Stories

Dec 31, 2009, 21:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Before jumping into this, let me say that's what popular isn't the same thing as what's important. So, I'm giving you a twofer list. The first is the most popular of my stories, and then there are the stories, which I think are the most important for Linux's future. OK? OK! 2009's Most Popular Linux Blogs

"1) Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

"The headline said it all. The program arrived in Ubuntu 9.10, a distribution I like a lot. The Ubuntu Software Center has proven to make installing software on Ubuntu much easier.

"2) A first look at KDE 4.3
I really, really disliked the first versions of the KDE 4.x desktop series, but by KDE 4.3, they finally got it right.

"3) Who writes Linux: Big Business
For some reason, people still think that Linux developers live in their parent's basements. So, so wrong. As I pointed out in this piece, Linux is actually written by professional programmers working for major companies."

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