Christmas Tux 2016 wallpaper
A fan of Linux has created a beautiful Christmas Tux 2016 wallpaper that you can download for free. You can also get a couple of other Christmas Tux wallpapers from previous years, as well as some other gorgeous wallpapers from his wallpaper archive page.
The Christmas Tux 2016 wallpaper is available in two formats:
He shared this message on his site:
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I’m excited to share the 14th Christmas Tux with everyone. This year I unfortunately didn’t make any cool timelapse recordings of the process.
I’ve been working on this piece in little bits over the past couple weeks. I have no actual idea how long it took me to finish, but I had fun making this one. I decided to really amp up the color this year with a bright and colorful winter sunset.
Hope you all enjoy it and have great holiday season!
The folks in the Linux subreddit loved the new Christmas Tux 2016 wallpaper:
TMK: “My new desktop background! Thanks so much!!”
Klowner: “Very welcome! :D”
TheBBunnies: “I’ve been waiting every year for 5 years for you to put out your wallpaper and I have yet to let down. Great work!”
Klowner: “Thank you! That means a lot to me. I was thinking about skipping this year because I’ve been so busy with my other projects, but I’m glad I just stuck with it and did it.”
Reblist: “Awesome! Thanks a lot!”
DVD: “Thank you! It’s a great job and we should remember that there is not only code in the open source free software community: graphic works are much appreciated!”
Barakisbrown: “This background is fricking awesome. Glad you spent time doing it.”
HammyHavoc: “Nice art!”
Unclehoe: “Waiting for the Christmas Tux from Klowner has become a tradition for a number of years!”
Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux
Adobe has released an update to its Flash Player for Linux. This is the first release for Linux in years by Adobe and it should please folks that still run Flash.
Martin Brinkmann reports for Ghacks:
Adobe has just released the first final Adobe Flash Player stable release, Flash Player 24, for GNU/Linux in years.
The company announced back in September 2016 that it would bring back Flash for Linux from the dead. This came as a surprise as it had ignored Linux for the most part when it comes to Flash.
Adobe promised back then that it would provide a Linux version of Adobe Flash Player that would be in sync with the company’s regular Windows and Mac releases of Flash Player.
7 Linux and open source predictions for 2017
2017 is just around the corner, and a writer at TechRepublic has seven predictions about Linux and open source. Do you agree with him?
Jack Wallen reports for TechRepublic:
Ah, 2016. A year many of us would like to forget as quickly as possible. One way to make that happen is to hit the ground running in 2017. This is exactly what I believe open source will do.
I can hear it already.
“Doesn’t every open source pundit declare the coming year will be the years of Linux?”
Linux is a crucial player on almost every level now. How will that change in 2017? Will it ebb or flow? Let’s gaze into that crystal ball that I absolutely do not have and see what there is to see or not see. Some of these prognostications will tiptoe toward madness, while others will have you immediately nodding your head in agreement.
1. Canonical finally exits the phone market
2. Elementary OS will gain significant ground
3. Microsoft will consider open sourcing Windows
4. Linux market share will break 5%
5. Android market share will continue to crush the competition
6. Chrome OS and Android will finally merge together
7. Linux hit by even more vulnerabilities
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