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New home page, new tutorials and newsletter poll

January 15, 2013 -- Webmaster
Last modified on October 2016

Dear Idilix.net subscirbers,

We have updated our home page!

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out! (/en)


Ubuntu tutorials and other GNU/Linux tutorials

The release of the Ubuntu tutorials have been a real success. Since the first tutorial on august 2011, our videos have been seen over 200.000 times and gathered more than 500 subscribers. This means, on average, over 500 views and 1 new subscriber every day for the past year or so.

Exciting times for FOSS!

April 27, 2012 -- Webmaster
Last modified on December 2014

Hello subscribers!

These are very exciting times for Free and Open Source Software!

A few days ago Linus Torvalds received a great sign of recognition for his work on the Linux  kernel, being one of the two laureates of the 2012 Millenium prize (see featured content in http://idilix.net). This recognition by a renowned institution helps not only to publicise Linux but also helps those who know about it to respect it's place among the other popular desktop operating systems. It's a prize to all the FOSS community!

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is out! Stable, friendly & functional (April 26 2012)

April 26, 2012 -- Webmaster
Last modified on May 2015

The new Long Term Support version of Ubuntu is out! It's the fifth Ubuntu LTS release, the first desktop edition to receive five years of support and the first LTS to include the Unity interface. As we could have guessed, Unity has reached the maturity of an enterprise-grade distro. But that's not all! Ubuntu 12.04 also includes some brand new stuff like the HUD interface, a new dash look with new lenses, a revamped system monitor that includes privacy settings and the "management service" among other small functionalities here and there.

Internet blackout day - January 18th 2012

January 18, 2012 -- Webmaster
Last modified on August 2014

Today many websites will go down as a protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).


Although stopping piracy may seem a good thing, SOPA/PIPA is planing to go much beyond that and build a censorship firewall. This is like forbidding the use of pens and paper because they could be used to write malicious messages.