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Jack Wallen takes a look at what makes lightweight WattOS special.

WattOS: A Rock-Solid, Lightning-Fast, Lightweight Linux Distro For All

Everyone in the land of Linux has either heard of or made use of a lightweight Linux distribution. We all know the drill: small footprint, low resource requirement, includes a lightweight desktop environment (or window manager), and offers the same general layout as the next distribution, staking...
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​Ubuntu 16.10: The Linux for the Cloud and Containers Arrives

Ubuntu was already the most popular Linux in clouds. Now, with its Canonical distribution of Kubernetes, Canonical wants Ubuntu to be the most popular Linux for containers. This provides an easy to use DevOps way to manage containers like Docker, Red Hat's Open Container Initiative Daemon, (OCID);...
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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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Swapnil Bhartiya looks at some of the advantages of using Fedora 24 as a DevOps tool.

Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” Winston Churchill. If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely...
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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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Elementary OS Loki
Learn why Jack Wallen says Elementary OS Loki is one of the most elegant and well-designed Linux desktops on the planet.

Elementary OS Loki Has Arrived

I’ve been a big fan of Elementary OS Freya since it released in 2015. So, when I heard the developers had released the beta of the next iteration, Loki, into the wild, I immediately downloaded and installed. I went into this wondering how the Elementary team could improve on their already...
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Kali Linux 2016.2 Delivers New Security Testing Options

A year ago, Kali Linux moved to a rolling release cycle in an effort to provide a continuous stream of application updates. Kali Linux is a popular open-source Linux distribution for security professionals, loaded with a growing list of tools for information gathering, vulnerability analysis, web...
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7 Best Linux Distributions With No Proprietary Components

Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and another open source operating system) can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. These are vendor-compiled binary drivers without any source code and known as Binary Blobs. Die hard open source fans...
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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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It's Time to Say Goodbye to Linux 4.6

'Please move to 4.7.1 now,' the kernel's lead maintainer says. If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade. Greg Kroah-Hartman on Tuesday announced the arrival of Linux 4.6.7 and made it clear...
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