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The Best Rising Linux Distros in 2018

Linux is built for tinkering and experimentation, which means it’s always morphing and changing. New distros are popping up all the time, because all it takes is a little bit of determination, time and effort to create a custom operating system. Not all of them hit the mark – there are stacks of...
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MX Linux 17: An Upgraded Distro Made for Beginners

This powerful operating system's efficient performance, intuitive interface, and exceptional collection of apps make it a top choice for all users. MX-17 changes the base to Debian 9 (Stretch) and provides upgraded artwork, fresh MX tools, and better live operation courtesy of antiX. Users get...
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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 desktop. What made the story that much more entertaining was how well Canonical pulled off the transition. Ubuntu 17.10 was quite simply one of the...
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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 software and more, with both PC (32 and 64 bit) and Raspberry Pi images. The new release, 2017.3, is primarily a roll-up, incorporating all patches and...
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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 more, as a power-user's power user, I've found the latest version of Linux Mint to be the best of the best. If you've never installed Mint before,...
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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 automation. It's called Open Industrial Linux (OpenIL), and it's promising true industrial-grade security based on trusted computing, hardened software,...
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Ubuntu Desktops Compared

The Ubuntu desktop has evolved a lot over the years. Ubuntu started off with GNOME 2, then moved onto Unity. From there, it came home to its roots with the GNOME 3 desktop. In this article, we'll look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them. Ubuntu official – now with GNOME 3 Ubuntu moving on from...
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Zorin OS 12 Passes One Million Downloads Mark, 60% Are Windows and Mac Users

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at those who want to migrate from Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS computer operating system to an Open Source alternative that offers them a more secure, stable, and reliable computing environment. Zorin OS 12 is the latest stable version of...
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KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks. KDE recently unveiled KDE Plasma 5.11 as the latest and most...
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Linux Installation Types: Server Vs. Desktop

I have previously covered obtaining and installing Ubuntu Linux, and this time I will touch on desktop and server installations. Both types of installation address certain needs. The different installs are downloaded separately from Ubuntu. You can choose which one you need from Ubuntu.com/...
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