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13 Weird and Wonderful Niche Linux Distros of 2017

Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer. They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned...
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openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3: From Zero to Functional System in a Few Easy Steps

Deploying openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3 is not all that complicated, but there are a few tricks that smooth the process. First of all, you have several flavors to choose from. If you plan to use your Raspberry Pi 3 as a regular machine, an openSUSE version with a graphical desktop is your best option...
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Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of...
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Semicode OS
If the thought of having every tool you need to develop pre-installed on a Linux distribution appeals to you, you should check out SemiCode OS.

SemiCode OS Might Be Your Next Development Platform

One thing about Linux is that it’s very coder-friendly. Why? Simple: Nearly any developer can have every tool they need at their fingertips with ease and little to no cost. Tools like gcc, make, Bluefish, Atom, vi, emacs… the list goes on and on and on.Many of these tools are ready to serve, via a...
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Remix OS
Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience.

Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of  work to implement many desktop-centric features such...
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Optimizing Linux for Slow Computers

I've been researching a lot about Linux on the Desktop these days as you may see from my posts about Fedora 25 and Arch Linux (recommended!). There are some things you must have in mind when migrating to Linux systems. Even if you have a top of the line Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM, 2TB M.2...
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How to Choose a Linux Distro for Your Old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation. Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's just...
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Arch Linux
The author's Arch Linux Xfce desktop.

Arch Linux: The Simple Linux

Arch Linux is called the simple Linux because it eschews the layers of abstraction and "helper" apps that come with so many Linux distributions. It as close to vanilla Linux as a packaged distribution can get. Consequently, you need to be more comfortable with do-it-yourself than with most modern...
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10 Best Linux Distros for Privacy Fiends and Security Buffs in 2017

The awesome operating system Linux is free and open source. As such, there are thousands of different ‘flavours’ available – and some types of Linux such as Ubuntu are generic and meant for many different uses.   But security-conscious users will be pleased to know that there are also a number of...
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Best Lightweight Distros
Swapnil Bhartiya chooses his seven favorite lightweight distros for 2017.

Best Lightweight Linux Distros for 2017

Operating systems are like cars: you can get a power-hungry Humvee that guzzles gas, leaving you with a few miles to drive, or you can get a super-efficient smart car that barely sniffs gas and gives you hundreds of miles of range. You can also get a monster OS that devours all system resources (...
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