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PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and Smartphones

There are quite a few people out there who want the same Linux on both their smartphone and their PC. Perhaps the best known of them is Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth. He tried for years to ignite a market for Ubuntu Linux running on tablets, smartphones, and PCs. It didn't work. After years of...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 Refreshes This Long-Term Support Linux Distro

Do you want the best compromise between the latest and greatest open-source software and the stability of an established Linux? If that's you, and you're an Ubuntu user, then you want Ubuntu 18.04.2. This latest version of Ubuntu 18.04, the Long-Term Support (LTS) edition, will be supported until...
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Ubuntu Core Slims Down, Offers 10-Year LTS Support

Canonical released Ubuntu Core 18, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, bringing 10-year support to the embedded Linux platform. Other enhancements include a reduced attack surface and easier porting of Ubuntu apps.Canonical’s stripped-down, container-like Ubuntu Core version of Ubuntu for embedded IoT has...
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How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton

Crouton allows installing Ubuntu or Debian in a chroot environment on any Chromebook model, without removing Chrome OS. You can read more about Crouton and installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook using it in an article I posted a while back: How To Install Ubuntu Linux On Any Chromebook Model Without...
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New Linux Systemd Security Holes Uncovered

Many Linux sysadmins and users dislike Systemd, but love it or hate it, the Systemd is the default system and service manager for most Linux distributions. So, security company Qualys's recent revelation of three new Systemd security vulnerabilities isn't going to win Systemd any friends. How bad...
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haiku
Haiku OS is definitely worth installing, even if only to see how far the project has come.

To BeOS or not to BeOS, that is the Haiku

Back in 2001, a new operating system arrived that promised to change the way users worked with their computers. That platform was BeOS and I remember it well. What I remember most about it was the desktop, and how much it looked and felt like my favorite window manager (at the time) AfterStep. I...
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Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu

I've been writing frequently about Ubuntu and have come across a bunch of people who've dipped their toes into Linux desktop waters as a result. Perhaps they referenced this guide to create a bootable Live USB on Windows, allowing them to test drive something like Ubuntu without making any changes...
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Netrunner
Whether you prefer a stable, bleeding edge, or minimal distribution, Netrunner has you covered.

Netrunner Builds on KDE for a Unique Linux Spin

Most every Linux distribution is based on another one. Many are based on Ubuntu or Debian, some are based on Fedora, while others are based on Arch Linux. And, even when a distribution offers different types of releases (stable vs. rolling, or various available desktops), they are generally based...
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Deepin Linux
The Deepin Linux distribution has plenty of “wow” factor; read Jack's review for details.

Deepin Linux: As Gorgeous As It Is User-Friendly

Deepin Linux. You may not have heard much about this distribution, and the fact that it’s often left out of the conversation is a shame. Why? Because Deepin Linux is as beautiful as it is user-friendly. This distribution has plenty of “wow” factor and very little disappointment. For the longest...
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Freespire
Freespire developers have gone to great lengths to make this pure open source distribution a treat to use.

Freespire Linux: A Great Desktop for the Open Source Purist

Quick. Click on your Linux desktop menu and scan through the list of installed software. How much of that software is strictly open source? To make matters a bit more complicated, have you installed closed source media codecs (to play the likes of MP3 files perhaps)? Is everything fully open, or do...
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