Distributions

Containers versus Operating Systems

The most popular docker base container image is either busybox, or scratch. This is driven by a movement that is equal parts puritanical and...
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Linux
Jack Wallen shares his picks for Linux distros that are simple for anyone to install and use right away.

Top 3 Linux Distributions That ‘Just Work’

Twenty years ago, when I first started using Linux, finding a distribution that worked, out of the box, was an impossible feat. Not only did the...
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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple Devs Get a Compelling Reason to Turn to Linux

The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell...
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Linux distros 2018
Jack Wallen shares his picks for the best Linux distributions for 2018.

The Best Linux Distributions for 2018

It’s a new year and the landscape of possibility is limitless for Linux. Whereas 2017 brought about some big changes to a number of Linux...
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Check out the the best articles of 2017 on Linux.com.

Best of Linux.com: Top 20 Articles from 2017

In reviewing the top-performing articles published on Linux.com in 2017, it’s easy to see that readers are interested in articles covering various...
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Linux migration
This article provides an introduction to Linux graphical environments showcasing various options running on different Linux distributions.

Migrating to Linux: Graphical Environments

This is the third article in our series on migrating to Linux. If you missed earlier articles, they provided an introduction to Linux for new users...
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Kali Linux 2017.3 Hands-On: The Best Alternative to Raspbian for Your Raspberry Pi

The latest release of this excellent security, forensic, and penetration testing Linux distribution is everything I have come to expect from the...
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Mint 18.3: The Best Linux Desktop Takes Big Steps Forward

I run many operating systems every day, from macOS, to Windows 7 and 10, to more Linux desktop distributions than you can shake a stick at. And, once...
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GeckoLinux
GeckoLinux is a unique distro that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Jack Wallen takes a look.

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

I’ve been a fan of SUSE and openSUSE for a long time. I’ve always wanted to call myself an openSUSE user, but things seemed to get in the way—mostly...
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Linux for the Industry 4.0 Era: New Distro for Factory Automation

NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions, just announced a Linux distribution that is intended to support factory...
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