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AryaLinux
Jack looks at AryaLinux, which includes either GNOME (shown here) or Xfce.

AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Most Linux distributions are simply that: A distribution of Linux that offers a variation on an open source theme. You can download any of those distributions, install it, and use it. Simple. There’s very little mystery to using Linux these days, as the desktop is incredibly easy to use and server...
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​Opera is Available in a Snap on Linux

Opera is far from the most popular web browser, but it has its loyal fans. Now, if those fans also happen to be Linux desktop users, Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, and Opera SA have made it easier than ever to install it on almost any Linux distribution. They've done this by packing...
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Ubuntu Linux 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver Available for Download

Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux-based operating systems in the world, and rightfully so. It's stable, fast, and offers a very polished user experience. Ubuntu has gotten even better recently too, since Canonical -- the company that develops the distribution -- switched to GNOME from...
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5 Reasons You Should Switch From Windows To Linux Right Now

When I published the highlights of my journey switching from Windows to Linux on my everyday laptop, I was floored at the engagement it received across all corners of the web. I also voiced an admittedly wrong assumption within the article itself that it wouldn't attract many eyeballs, and yet it...
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Optimized Clear Linux Kernel Now Available for Fedora 28 and Fedora Rawhide

A recent devel list discussion for popular Linux distro Fedora mentioned Clear Linux optimizations, which may be relevant to Fedora developers in the future. It was mentioned that Intel’s Clear Linux show noticeable performance gains over Xubuntu, as based on graphs by Phoronix. A Fedora user then...
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Clear Linux
Clear Linux was designed specifically for the cloud while best leveraging Intel hardware; Jack Wallen takes a closer look.

Clear Linux Makes a Strong Case for Your Next Cloud Platform

There are so many Linux distributions available, some of which are all-purpose and some that have a more singular focus. Truth be told, you can take most general distributions and turn them into purpose-driven platforms. But, when it comes to things like cloud and IoT, most prefer distributions...
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Robolinux
Robolinux lets you create a Windows virtual machine that can run side by side with Linux -- no more dual booting.

Robolinux Lets You Easily Run Linux and Windows Without Dual Booting

The number of Linux distributions available just keeps getting bigger. In fact, in the time it took me to write this sentence, another one may have appeared on the market. Many Linux flavors have trouble standing out in this crowd, and some are just a different combination of puzzle pieces joined...
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​The Linux Mint Desktop Continues to Lead the Rest

You can keep your Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. For me, Linux Mint 19 is not only the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop. Period. End of statement. Why? Because its traditional windows, icons, menus, and pointers (WIMP) interface is a true pleasure to use. It's even more fun now, because...
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Devuan 2.0 Is a Debian Fork for Linux Users Who Want to Avoid systemd

Devuan is a fork of Debian that eschews the Red Hat-developed systemd init system in favor of alternatives such as sysvinit, among others. Unlike the Mir vs. Wayland controversy, the use of systemd has impacted enterprise servers, which have highly customized init scripts that are challenging to...
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Snaps make short work of installing apps; in this tutorial, Jack shows how to install GIMP, for example.

Get Started with Snap Packages in Linux

Chances are you’ve heard about Snap packages. These universal packages were brought into the spotlight with the release of Ubuntu 16.04 and have continued to draw attention as a viable solution for installing applications on Linux. What makes Snap packages so attractive to the end user? The answer...
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