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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

Linux can be used for everything, including gaming. When it comes to Linux gaming and distros, you have many options to choose from. We hand-picked and tested all distros and only included the best ones. All with a detailed overview, minimum requirements, and screenshots. Gaming in Linux has...
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GNOME Unity
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Unless you’ve lost all network connections over the past couple of weeks, you know the big news: Canonical announced it was dropping Ubuntu Unity and returning to its GNOME roots. Whether you think this is good or bad news, it’s happening. When the official Ubuntu 18.04 is released, it will be all...
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Docker Debuts Containerized Kit for Building Linux Distros

Today Docker unveiled LinuxKit and the Moby Project, a pair of projects that are intended to allow operating system vendors, do-it-yourselfers, and cutting-edge software creators to create container-native OSes and container-based systems. The do-it-yourself kit LinuxKit, which Docker has been...
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Hardened Node.js Distro Comes to Docker-Friendly Alpine Linux

NodeSource primes its enterprise-oriented NSolid Node.js distro for Docker containers. NodeSource is releasing a distribution of its enterprise-level, commercially supported NSolid Node.js runtime that works with Docker-friendly Alpine Linux. NSolid for Alpine Linux is intended to work with Alpine’...
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Ubuntu 17.04: The Bittersweet Linux Release

It's been a heck of a month for Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company. The company dropped its smartphone and tablet plans. This, in turn, ended to its plans to make Unity its universal default interface. Instead, Gnome will become Ubuntu's once and future desktop. Days later, long-time CEO Jane...
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Workstation Security
This article in our workstation security series covers essential steps for post-installation hardening.

9 Ways to Harden Your Linux Workstation After Distro Installation

Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. DOWNLOAD NOW So far in this series, we’ve walked through security considerations for your SysAdmin workstation from choosing the right hardware and Linux distribution, to setting up a secure pre-boot environment and distro...
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Bodhi Linux
Jack Wallen says the Bodhi Linux experience is like glimpsing Linux’s past, while remaining grounded in the present.

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0: Like Visiting an Old Friend

When I first started working with Linux, some 20 years ago, I sat in wonder at how much I could do. It seemed the roof had been lifted away and the sky was the limit. That held true for nearly every aspect of the platform. In those first years, I was using the likes of FVWM—which, truth be told,...
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Canonical Reportedly Slashing Jobs, Seeking Outside Investment

Following news of Ubuntu abandoning Unity 8 there are now reports of headcount reductions happening at Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth eyeing possible outside investments into the company...   Read more at Phoronix.
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Ubuntu Rejoins the GNOME Fold

Today we all read the announcement of Ubuntu's decision to refocus on cloud and IoT activities, dropping Unity 8 to move back to a GNOME-based desktop for the 17.04 LTS. This marks a return to the fold, with Ubuntu having originally shipped GNOME all those years ago, and lest we forget, having...
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Security tips
Linux installation best practices for workstation security vary by distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take. Some are pretty obvious (i.e., choose good passphrases), while others are more involved.

Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation

Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation. Linux installation security best practices vary, depending on the distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take: ...
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