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haiku
Haiku OS is definitely worth installing, even if only to see how far the project has come.

To BeOS or not to BeOS, that is the Haiku

Back in 2001, a new operating system arrived that promised to change the way users worked with their computers. That platform was BeOS and I remember it well. What I remember most about it was the desktop, and how much it looked and felt like my favorite window manager (at the time) AfterStep. I...
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Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu

I've been writing frequently about Ubuntu and have come across a bunch of people who've dipped their toes into Linux desktop waters as a result. Perhaps they referenced this guide to create a bootable Live USB on Windows, allowing them to test drive something like Ubuntu without making any changes...
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Netrunner
Whether you prefer a stable, bleeding edge, or minimal distribution, Netrunner has you covered.

Netrunner Builds on KDE for a Unique Linux Spin

Most every Linux distribution is based on another one. Many are based on Ubuntu or Debian, some are based on Fedora, while others are based on Arch Linux. And, even when a distribution offers different types of releases (stable vs. rolling, or various available desktops), they are generally based...
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Deepin Linux
The Deepin Linux distribution has plenty of “wow” factor; read Jack's review for details.

Deepin Linux: As Gorgeous As It Is User-Friendly

Deepin Linux. You may not have heard much about this distribution, and the fact that it’s often left out of the conversation is a shame. Why? Because Deepin Linux is as beautiful as it is user-friendly. This distribution has plenty of “wow” factor and very little disappointment. For the longest...
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Freespire
Freespire developers have gone to great lengths to make this pure open source distribution a treat to use.

Freespire Linux: A Great Desktop for the Open Source Purist

Quick. Click on your Linux desktop menu and scan through the list of installed software. How much of that software is strictly open source? To make matters a bit more complicated, have you installed closed source media codecs (to play the likes of MP3 files perhaps)? Is everything fully open, or do...
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DuZeru OS
DuZeru OS is a solid and simple Linux distribution that’s perfectly suited for new users. Jack has details.

DuZeru OS: As Easy as It Gets

There are seemingly countless Linux distributions on the market, each one hoping to carve out its own little niche and enjoy a growing user base. Some of those distributions have some pretty nifty tricks up their sleeves, while others are gorgeous works of art on the desktop. Still, others go to...
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How To Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Prometheus is a free and open source software ecosystem that allows us to collect metrics from our applications and stores them in a database, especially a time-series based DB. It is a very powerful monitoring system suitable for dynamic environments. Prometheus is written in Go and use query...
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Elementary OS
Elementary OS is Jack's top-rated distribution for new Linux users; learn why in this review of the latest release.

Elementary OS Juno Brings Only Slight Changes to an Outstanding Platform

Elementary OS has been my distribution of choice for some time now. I find it a perfect blend of usability, elegance, and stability. Out of the box, Elementary doesn’t include a lot of apps, but it does offer plenty of style and all the apps you could want are an AppCenter away. And with the...
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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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A SysAdmin's Guide to SELinux: 42 Answers to the Big Questions

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem…" ―Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Security. Hardening. Compliance. Policy. The Four Horsemen of the SysAdmin Apocalypse. In addition to our daily tasks—monitoring, backup, implementation, tuning,...
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