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Solus OS
The Solus 3 Linux distribution makes the transition from any other platform a breeze, says Jack Wallen in this review.

Solus 3 Brings Maturity and Performance to Budgie

Back in 2016, the Solus developers announced they were switching their operating system over to a rolling release. Solus 3 marks the third iteration...
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Hands On: Keeping a Very Old Laptop Useful with Linux

My Lenovo T400 was already old when I bought it as a refurb four years ago. It's still ticking along nicely with a variety of Linux distributions....
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Systemback
Nitrux Linux uses Systemback for installation; learn more in this review from Jack Wallen.

The Beautiful Nitrux Linux Distro Could Be a Contender

What happens when you take Ubuntu 17.10, a new desktop interface (one that overlays on top of KDE), snap packages, and roll them all up into a pseudo...
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All the Facts about Linux Long-Term Support Releases

Long Term Support (LTS) releases are as old as software. However, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, was the first to use the term, and now other...
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Maneuvering Around Run Levels on Linux

On Linux systems, run levels are operational levels that describe the state of the system with respect to what services are available. One run level...
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Linux kernel 4.13
Check out the highlights of the new Linux kernel 4.13, just released by Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.13: Don't Use SMB1

Linus Torvalds pushed out version 4.13 of the Linux Kernel on Sunday, right on schedule and almost exactly two months after 4.12. Among all the...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman: The Commander-in-Chief of the Linux Stable Branch

In the sometimes-contentious Linux Kernel developer community, the gentle giant of a man Greg Kroah-Hartman is the friendliest face. When you plug a...
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Linux for science
Jack Wallen looks at a few Linux distributions that specialize in serving the scientific and medical communities.

Linux Distros That Serve Scientific and Medical Communities

Linux serves — of that there is no doubt — literally and figuratively. The open source platform serves up websites across the globe, it serves...
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Tips for Customizing Your New Linux Installation

I recently installed the latest release of Fedora 26 from scratch on a brand new laptop. If you've been using Linux for a while, you may opt to do...
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Happy Anniversary, Linux: A Look Back at Where It All Began

I first installed Linux in 1993. I ran MS-DOS at the time, but I really liked the Unix systems in our campus computer lab, where I spent much of my...
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