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Xubuntu desktop
One of the primary differentiators between Ubuntu, RHEL, and SUSE is that Ubuntu boldly promotes their desktop version. The author's Xubuntu desktop is shown here.

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Ubuntu Linux

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux is the newcomer in the enterprise Linux space. Its first release was in 2004; the other two enterprise Linux distributions in this series, SUSE and Red Hat, were born in 1992 and 1993. In its short life Ubuntu has generated considerable controversy, supporters, detractors,...
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BackSlash Linux - A new Cool Looking Distro in the Community

  BackSlash Linux ​is an Indian Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian and uses a Modified version of Cinnamon as it's Default Desktop Environment. It also includes many Drivers and applications pre-installed out of the box. The Latest Release for the Operating System is BackSlash Linux "...
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Kali Linux – Fresh Installation Guide

Kali Linux is arguably one of the best out of the box Linux distributions available for security testing. While many of the tools in Kali can be installed in most Linux distributions, the Offensive Security team developing Kali has put countless hours into perfecting their ready to boot security...
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Canonical Focuses On IoT Security With Ubuntu Core 16

It has become apparent that Internet of Things devices need a major security upgrade. Most of these changes need to be made at the software level, including the operating systems being used. Canonical announced Ubuntu Core 16, which focuses on providing additional security for IoT devices....
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Red Hat Linux
In this series, we will contrast and compare Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Canonical's Ubuntu Linux, and SUSE Enterprise Linux. This article focuses on RHEL, which promises super-reliability and long support cycles.

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

In our amazing Linux world, we have not one, not two, but three, count 'em, three major-league enterprise Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Canonical's Ubuntu Linux, and SUSE Enterprise Linux. In this series, we will contrast and compare all three. Each one is so large it would take a...
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5 Reasons to Opt for a Linux Rolling Distro vs. a Standard Release

There are a lot of reasons I recommend Ubuntu to Linux newbies. It’s well supported, reasonably stable, and easy to use. But I prefer to roll with Arch Linux myself. It has several compelling attributes, but one of its biggest pluses is that Arch is a rolling-release distribution. What? If you’re...
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Chapeau Linux
Whether you’re a casual browser, a master of productivity, or a gamer, Chapeau has you covered.

Chapeau Is Exactly What the Linux Desktop Needs

The Linux desktop can be a confounding thing—always just on the cusp of perfection, but seemingly lacking one small detail or another. Granted, nearly every Linux desktop can be brought to that level of greatness with a configuration or two, but every so often you just wish you could install and be...
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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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