Tagged: ubuntu

The Four Largest Linux Desktop Users

The largest Linux deployments in the world are still on the server side, but in recent years it has been adopted more widely on the desktop front. Even though Linux is slow to be adopted on desktops outside of government institutions, there are large scale users out there who are proving that Linux is not jsut for computer scientists and programmers. Here is a list of the four biggest names who use Linux on the desktop side: 1. Google The most well known company to use Linux on the desktop is Google. Google runs a lighter skinned version of Canonical’s...

NVIDIA and Ubuntu Don’t Play Nice

I’ve spent the last week setting up some new (to me) HP Z210 Workstations with Ubuntu and Debian. The machines themselves are in pretty good condition, I got lucky with the used units which were sent to me – the graphics card is another story. NVIDIA graphics cards have a sordid history of doing nothing but create frustration for the open source world. They have never openly supported most of the Linux distributions I’ve used and always create some sort of a problem. These HP workstations came with NVIDIA Quadro FX380 cards which kept freezing the boot after installation. If...