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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Soon, Ubuntu 18.04, aka the Bionic Beaver, and Canonical's next long-term support version of its popular Linux distribution will be out. That means it's about time to consider how to upgrade to the latest and greatest Ubuntu Linux. First, keep in mind that this Ubuntu will not look or feel like the...
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​What's the Most Popular Linux of Them All?

Let's cut to the chase. Android is the most popular of all Linux distributions. Period. End of statement. But that's not the entire story. But, setting Android aside, what's the most popular Linux? It's impossible to work that out. The website-based analysis tools, such as those used by StatCounter...
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Viperr Linux
Jack says Viperr Linux feels very much old school, with a bit of new-school technology inside.

Viperr Linux Keeps Crunchbang Alive with a Fedora Flair

Do you remember Crunchbang Linux? Crunchbang (often referred to as #!) was a fan-favorite, Debian-based distribution that focused on using a bare minimum of resources. This was accomplished by discarding the standard desktop environment and using a modified version of the Openbox Window Manager....
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This series provides an overview of fundamentals to help you make the move to Linux; here we cover some common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

In this series, we provide an overview of fundamentals to help you successfully make the transition to Linux from another operating system. If you missed the earlier articles in the series, you can find them here: Part 1 - An Introduction Part 2 - Disks, Files, and Filesystems Part 3 - Graphical...
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Redcore Linux
Redcore Linux succeeds in bringing Gentoo to the masses, says Jack Wallen.

Redcore Linux Makes Gentoo Easy

Raise your hand if you’ve always wanted to try Gentoo Linux but never did because you didn’t have either the time or the skills to invest in such a challenging installation. I’m sure there are plenty of Linux users out there not willing to admit this, but it’s okay, really; installing Gentoo is a...
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How Many Linux Users Are There Anyway?

True, desktop Linux has never taken off. But, even so, Linux has millions of desktop users. Don't believe me? Let's look at the numbers. There are over 250 million PCs sold every year. Of all the PCs connected to the internet, NetMarketShare reports 1.84 percent were running Linux. Chrome OS, which...
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Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make your life easier. Check out his picks for a distro to suit your needs.

Best Linux Distributions: Find One That's Right for You

The landscape of Linux is vast and varied.  And, if you’re considering migrating to the open source platform or just thinking about trying a new distribution, you’ll find a world of possibilities. Luckily, Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make...
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Linux All-in-One: Slimbook Curve Comes with Your Distro of Choice Pre-Installed

Spanish computer maker Slimbook has unveiled the Slimbook Curve, an all-in-one with a 24-inch curved screen made for GNU/Linux. The all-in-one is available with either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs and can be configured with 8GB or 16GB DDR4 memory with a 32GB option coming soon. The Curve 24 is...
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MX Linux
Jack Wallen says this distro can make anyone feel right at home on Linux. Image courtesy: MX Linux.

MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

There are so many distributions of Linux. Some of those distributions go a very long way to differentiate themselves. In other cases, the differences are so minimal, you wonder why anyone would have bothered reinventing that particular wheel. It’s that latter concern that had me wondering why antiX...
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10 Commands Every Linux User Should Know

You may think you're new to Linux, but you're really not. There are 3.74 billion global internet users, and all of them use Linux in some way since Linux servers power 90% of the internet. Most modern routers run Linux or Unix, and the TOP500 supercomputers also rely on Linux. If you own an Android...
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