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Fedora 25 Officially Released as the First Major OS to Offer Wayland by Default

Today, November 22, 2016, Fedora Project officially announced the release of the Fedora 25 Linux-based operating system, which is a major milestone featuring the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software. Six months in development and delayed twice, Fedora 25 Linux is now available for...
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OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

In the world of Linux distributions, users are often faced with the option of choosing an enterprise-grade distribution or a community distribution. With the openSUSE Leap approach, SUSE is attempting to merge the best of both the enterprise and community models into a new type of Linux...
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Canonical Focuses On IoT Security With Ubuntu Core 16

It has become apparent that Internet of Things devices need a major security upgrade. Most of these changes need to be made at the software level, including the operating systems being used. Canonical announced Ubuntu Core 16, which focuses on providing additional security for IoT devices....
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5 Reasons to Opt for a Linux Rolling Distro vs. a Standard Release

There are a lot of reasons I recommend Ubuntu to Linux newbies. It’s well supported, reasonably stable, and easy to use. But I prefer to roll with Arch Linux myself. It has several compelling attributes, but one of its biggest pluses is that Arch is a rolling-release distribution. What? If you’re...
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4 Useful Cinnamon Desktop Applets

The Cinnamon desktop environment is incredibly popular, and for good reason. Out of the box it offers a clean, fast and well configured desktop experience. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a little better with a few nifty extras. And that’s where Cinnamon Applets come in. Like Unity’s...
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7 Mistakes New Linux Users Make

Changing operating systems is a big step for anybody -- all the more so because many users are uncertain about exactly what an operating system is. However, switching from Windows to Linux is especially hard. The two operating systems have different assumptions and priorities, as well as different...
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Fuchsia OS
Fuchsia OS is built on Magenta, a “medium-sized microkernel” designed to be used in embedded systems.

Google’s Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online,...
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Putting Linux on your Chromebook Is Easier Than You Think (and Totally Worth It!)

You've may have seen chatter on the internet about installing Linux on your Chromebook. Plenty of longtime Chrome OS users are doing it, and it allows the use of programs like GIMP (a Photoshop replacement), or Darktable, (a Lightroom alternative) as well as plenty of programs for video and audio...
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A New OpenSUSE Linux Is Coming to Town, And It's All About Stability

The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming in the final release, which is due Nov. 16. This is the first key update to the Leap software since OpenSUSE adopted its...
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Fedora 24 Review: The Year’s Best Linux Distro Is Puzzlingly Hard to Recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before...
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