How would you improve Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What would you do to improve Linux? Plus: Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 beta, and Debian 7.5 released

Linux is an amazing operating system, and it has much to offer any desktop user. But it's also not perfect and it has its share of problems and issues. If you were the King (or Queen) of open source, what would you do to improve Linux? Foss Force asked its readers a similar question recently and shared some of their responses.

According to Foss Force:

I’ve spent a good share of my time asking myself what would have to change in order to make Linux on the desktop a viable choice for the mainstream user. I became curious enough to ask you a question: if you could wave your magic wand and change only one thing about Linux or even the Linuxsphere in general, what would it be? Let’s take a look at what some of you had to say.

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How would you improve Linux?

I've heard calls before for a unified package management solution, but I can't see it ever happening. I've always regarded software management tools as simply being part of the learning curve when a user switches to Linux. I don't think it's as big of a deal as it used to be though since most distros come with tools that are pretty easy to use, even for new users.

I disliked the suggestion for more Windows compatibility. I think we have plenty of that and at some point Windows users need to shift to Linux applications whenever possible.

Share your ideas for improving Linux in the comments below, I'm very curious to know what you think are the weaknesses of Linux and how they can be improved.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 beta release

Jeff Hoogland reports that Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is now in beta.

According to Thoughts On Technology:

Its been two months since we had our alpha release and since then Ubuntu 14.04 has released as "stable". That means the core for our upcoming Bodhi 3.0.0 release is finally stable enough for me to stamp a "beta" label onto it.

While I a linked a change log above, a picture is worth a thousand words as they say! Below is pictured the new Radiance Enlightenment theme that is nearing completion (Thanks Duma!) which is now the default look for Bodhi 3.0.0. Also shown in the screenshot is ePad text editor (replaces Leafpad) and eepDater system updater.

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