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Linux For Beginners: What's A Desktop Environment?

As I continue my journey into the world of Linux, I've realized that one of its most distinct advantages over Windows and macOS can also be one of its most confusing hurdles for beginners. Choice has a tendency to be overwhelming, and Linux is all about choice. Let's say you've set your sights on...
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Beginner's Guide: How To Install Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Two surprising things happened this year in my personal tech life. Dell's XPS 13 laptop became my daily driver, finally pulling me away from Apple's MacBook Pro. Then I ditched Windows 10 in favor of Ubuntu. Now I've gone down the Linux rabbit hole and become fascinated with the wealth of open...
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​Opera is Available in a Snap on Linux

Opera is far from the most popular web browser, but it has its loyal fans. Now, if those fans also happen to be Linux desktop users, Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, and Opera SA have made it easier than ever to install it on almost any Linux distribution. They've done this by packing...
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Ubuntu Linux 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver Available for Download

Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux-based operating systems in the world, and rightfully so. It's stable, fast, and offers a very polished user experience. Ubuntu has gotten even better recently too, since Canonical -- the company that develops the distribution -- switched to GNOME from...
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Optimized Clear Linux Kernel Now Available for Fedora 28 and Fedora Rawhide

A recent devel list discussion for popular Linux distro Fedora mentioned Clear Linux optimizations, which may be relevant to Fedora developers in the future. It was mentioned that Intel’s Clear Linux show noticeable performance gains over Xubuntu, as based on graphs by Phoronix. A Fedora user then...
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Debian 9.5 Released: “Rock Solid” GNU/Linux Distro Arrives With Spectre v2 Fix

Following the fourth point release of Debian 9 “stretch” in March, the developers of the popular GNU/Linux distro have shipped the latest update to its stable distribution. For those who don’t know, Debian 9 is an LTS version that’ll remain supported for 5 years. As one would expect, this point...
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​The Linux Mint Desktop Continues to Lead the Rest

You can keep your Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. For me, Linux Mint 19 is not only the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop. Period. End of statement. Why? Because its traditional windows, icons, menus, and pointers (WIMP) interface is a true pleasure to use. It's even more fun now, because...
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Devuan 2.0 Is a Debian Fork for Linux Users Who Want to Avoid systemd

Devuan is a fork of Debian that eschews the Red Hat-developed systemd init system in favor of alternatives such as sysvinit, among others. Unlike the Mir vs. Wayland controversy, the use of systemd has impacted enterprise servers, which have highly customized init scripts that are challenging to...
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Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released

Popular hacking Linux distro Parrot Security has upgraded to version 4.0, and comes with all the fixes and updated packages along with many new changes. “This release includes all the updated packages and bug fixes released since the last version (3.11), and it marks the end of the development and...
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Hands-On with First Lubuntu 18.10 Build Featuring the LXQt Desktop by Default

The Lubuntu development team promised to finally switch from LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) to the more modern and actively maintained LXQt (Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment), and the switch is now official. Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley approached us earlier today to inform that...
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