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If you're looking for an environment that's perfected suited for development work, Jack says you won’t find a better option than Pop!_OS.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for Productivity

I have to confess, this particular topic is a tough one to address. Why? First off, Linux is a productive operating system by design. Thanks to an...
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Linux desktop
Jack Wallen revisits the age-old question and offers seven suggestions that could help Linux gain traction on the desktop.

7 Things Desktop Linux Needs in 2019

The new year is upon us, which means yet another year has gone by in which Linux has not found itself dominating the desktop. Linux does many things...
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8 Tips to Help Non-Techies Move to Linux

While bringing them to the Linux side of the computing world, I learned a few things about helping non-techies move to Linux. If someone asks you to...
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A Tour of elementary OS, Perhaps the Linux World’s Best Hope for the Mainstream

elementary OS began life over a decade ago as a set of icons. (Yes, seriously.) If ever there was a group of developers who started at the bottom and...
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Linux Desktop Environments: Pantheon, Trinity, LXDE

Our article “Best Linux Desktop Environments: Strong and Stable” surveyed 9 strong and stable Linux desktop environments (DEs). Due to popular demand...
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Linux For Beginners: Understanding The Many Versions Of Ubuntu

But did you know there are seven different "flavors" of Ubuntu?*  I'll briefly explain the kind of user each Ubuntu version is designed for, what...
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Bio-Linux: A Stable, Portable Scientific Research Linux Distribution

Bio-Linux was introduced and detailed in a Nature Biotechnology paper in July 2006. The distribution was a group effort by the Natural Environment...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory,...
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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature...
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GNU Linux-Libre 4.19 Kernel Is Now Available for Those Seeking 100% Freedom

With Linux kernel 4.19 hitting the streets, a new version of the GNU Linux-libre kernel is now available, version 4.19, based on the upstream kernel...
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