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Linux Desktop Environments: Pantheon, Trinity, LXDE

Our article “Best Linux Desktop Environments: Strong and Stable” surveyed 9 strong and stable Linux desktop environments (DEs). Due to popular demand, this article extends that survey with 3 other desktops: Pantheon, Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), and LXDE. We examine their features, user...
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Linux For Beginners: Understanding The Many Versions Of Ubuntu

But did you know there are seven different "flavors" of Ubuntu?*  I'll briefly explain the kind of user each Ubuntu version is designed for, what differentiates them and what you can expect from each distribution's desktop environment (basically its look and feel). It's not an exhaustive deep dive...
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Bio-Linux: A Stable, Portable Scientific Research Linux Distribution

Bio-Linux was introduced and detailed in a Nature Biotechnology paper in July 2006. The distribution was a group effort by the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK. As the creators and authors point out, the analysis demands of high-throughput “-omic” (genomic, proteomic, metabolomic)...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. The operating system, while very important, isn’t useful on its own. Its purpose is to...
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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature -- the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models -- sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux distros on some...
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GNU Linux-Libre 4.19 Kernel Is Now Available for Those Seeking 100% Freedom

With Linux kernel 4.19 hitting the streets, a new version of the GNU Linux-libre kernel is now available, version 4.19, based on the upstream kernel but without any proprietary drivers. Based on the recently released Linux 4.19 kernel series, the GNU Linux-libre 4.17-gnu kernel borrows all the new...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Launches with Improved Security

A day after announcing a $34 billion deal with IBM, it's business as usual at Linux vendor Red Hat. Red Hat announced the general availability of its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 release on Oct. 30, providing organizations with improved security, management and container features. ...
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Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with Kali, openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu MATE Linux

It has been nearly two years since I tried Fedora, Manjaro and Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3, and there have been a lot of changes since then. Most for the better, such as the introduction of the Pi 3B+, but a few for the worse, such as the end of the Manjaro Pi development. So I think...
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Ubuntu's Cosmic Cuttlefish Brings Performance Improvements and More

Canonical has just recently announced that Ubuntu 18.10, code named 'Cosmic Cuttlefish', is ready for downloading at the Ubuntu release site. Some of the features of this new release include: the latest version of Kubernetes with improved security and scalability access to 4,100 snaps better...
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New Security Flaw Impacts Most Linux and BSD Distros

Issue is only a privilege escalation flaw but it impacts a large number of systems. Linux and BSD variants that employ the popular X.Org Server package --almost all do-- are vulnerable to a new vulnerability disclosed on Thursday. The vulnerability allows an attacker with limited access to a system...
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