Distributions

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Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make your life easier. Check out his picks for a distro to suit your needs.

Best Linux Distributions: Find One That's Right for You

The landscape of Linux is vast and varied.  And, if you’re considering migrating to the open source platform or just thinking about trying a new...
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Linux All-in-One: Slimbook Curve Comes with Your Distro of Choice Pre-Installed

Spanish computer maker Slimbook has unveiled the Slimbook Curve, an all-in-one with a 24-inch curved screen made for GNU/Linux. The all-in-one is...
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MX Linux
Jack Wallen says this distro can make anyone feel right at home on Linux. Image courtesy: MX Linux.

MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

There are so many distributions of Linux. Some of those distributions go a very long way to differentiate themselves. In other cases, the differences...
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Container players say the future belongs to containerized OS, but others may disagree.

Containerization, Atomic Distributions, and the Future of Linux

Linux has come a long way since Linus Torvalds announced it in 1991. It has become the dominant operating system in the enterprise space. And,...
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Bring Your Own Linux to Windows with New Open Source Tool

After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment. A...
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12 Kubernetes Distributions Leading the Container Revolution

Kubernetes has become the project to turn to if you need container orchestration at scale. The open source container orchestration system out of...
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Node.js Is Now Available as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Node.js, the widely-used open-source and cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for executing server-side  JavaScript code, is now officially...
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Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon Will Be Faster

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the beholder, however, and the Mint developers apparently...
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Jack Wallen walks you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers.

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

The Linux desktop and server enjoys a remarkable level of security. That doesn’t mean, however, you should simply rest easy. You should always...
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Inside the Distros: A Year in Linux Development

Linux will turn 30 in three years. We look at how far the major Linux distributions – or distros – have come over the past year and what they might...
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