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Linux Bug Leaves 1.4 Billion Android Users Vulnerable to Hijacking Attacks

An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren't encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the parties' communications, researchers from mobile security firm Lookout said Monday...
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Bedrock Linux Gathers Disparate Distros under One Umbrella

Want the power of Gentoo, the packages of Arch, and the display manager of Ubuntu in one distribution? An experimental distro could make that possible, though not necessarily easy.  An experimental Linux distribution under heavy development makes it possible to use software from other, mutually...
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Mint 18 Review: “Just Works” Linux Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

New themes and moving from GNOME/GTK 3.10 to 3.18 means two good years of Mint 18.x ahead. The newly released Mint 18 is a major upgrade. Not only has the Linux Mint project improved Mint's dueling desktops (Cinnamon and MATE), but the group's latest work impacts all underlying systems. With Mint...
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Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18 "Xfce"

Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of Linux Mint 18 "Xfce" edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will receive security updates through to the year 2021. The Xfce edition is a lightweight alternative to Linux Mint's Cinnamon and MATE editions. The new release...
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Homegrown Budgie Desktop Shows Off the Beauty - and Beastliness - of Solus Simplicity

The Solus Project version 1.2, released last month, shows considerable maturity in the homegrown Budgie desktop. Solus 1.2 is the second minor release in the Shannon series, built around a custom Budgie desktop developed in-house and the eopkg package manager forked from PiSi. Solus is a Linux...
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ChaletOS
ChaletOS is easy to use, easy on the eyes, and easy on the system resources, says Jack Wallen.

ChaletOS: A Linux for Those Who Miss Windows 7

For many, the computer interface has always followed the same formula: Start Menu Panel System tray Desktop icons With those simple elements, people have happily interfaced with their hardware and done their jobs for a very long time. For those working within the world of Windows, the...
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Best Linux Distros for Small Businesses

GNU Linux started as one man's personal project – it's now one of the most popular operating system bases in the world. But unlike macOS and Windows, there's not just one Linux OS. There are hundreds of individual platforms assembled from components and built upon the Linux kernel. Different...
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Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18

Clement Lefebvre has announced a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18, is a long term support release which will receive support through to the year 2021. This release is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions. There are.... Read the full article...
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Fedora 24 Linux Distribution Officially Released, Available for Download Now

Today, June 21, 2016, Fedora Project has announced the general availability of the final release of the Fedora 24 Linux operating system for desktops, servers, cloud, and embedded devices. Delayed four times during its development cycle, the Fedora 24 distribution is finally available to download...
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5 Reasons to Install Linux on Your Laptop

You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull. The best part is that Live...
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