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GeckoLinux
GeckoLinux is a unique distro that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Jack Wallen takes a look.

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

I’ve been a fan of SUSE and openSUSE for a long time. I’ve always wanted to call myself an openSUSE user, but things seemed to get in the way—mostly Elementary OS. But every time an openSUSE spin is released, I take notice. Most recently, I was made aware of GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both...
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Linux for the Industry 4.0 Era: New Distro for Factory Automation

NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions, just announced a Linux distribution that is intended to support factory automation. It's called Open Industrial Linux (OpenIL), and it's promising true industrial-grade security based on trusted computing, hardened software,...
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Take Linux and Run With It

"How do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. However, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. As one of Linux's greatest strengths is versatility, Linux...
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remote access
Jack Wallen shows some easy ways to display a remote desktop on a local machine.

How to Set Up Easy Remote Desktop Access in Linux

Linux is a remarkably flexible operating system. One of the easiest means of understanding that is when you see that, given a task, there are always multiple paths to success. This is perfectly illustrated when you find the need to display a remote desktop on a local machine. You could go with RDP...
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Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Delayed for November 12 as Linus Torvalds Announces 8th RC

Sad news today for those who have hoped to upgrade their GNU/Linux distributions to Linux kernel 4.14 LTS as Linus Torvalds announced a few moments ago the availability for testing of the eighth and last Release Candidate of the next long-term supported Linux kernel series, supported for the next...
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PinguyOS
PinguyOS adds some extra options that make migration from other desktops a breeze.

PinguyOS Tosses Everything at the Desktop

For the longest time, naysayers were fairly intent on shutting down anyone who believed the Linux desktop would eventually make serious headway in the market. Although Linux has yet to breach 5 percent of that market, it continues to claw its way up. And with the help of very modern, highly...
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Zorin OS 12 Passes One Million Downloads Mark, 60% Are Windows and Mac Users

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at those who want to migrate from Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS computer operating system to an Open Source alternative that offers them a more secure, stable, and reliable computing environment. Zorin OS 12 is the latest stable version of...
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Migrating to LInux
This new article series is aimed at help you migrate to Linux from another system.

Migrating to Linux: An Introduction

Computer systems running Linux are everywhere. Linux runs our Internet services, from Google search to Facebook, and more. Linux also runs in a lot of devices, including our smartphones, televisions, and even cars. Of course, Linux can also run on your desktop system. If you are new to Linux, or...
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2 Ways to Better Secure your Linux Home Directory

One often-forgotten area of Linux security is the home directory—otherwise known as ~/. Something to keep in mind, is that particular directory houses user data. In other words, this is the default directory where documents are stored. If this machine is used in a business environment, there could...
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Void Linux
Installation of Void Linux is handled through the terminal window, thanks to a lovely ncurses-based system.

Void Linux: A Salute to Old-School Linux

I’ve been using Linux for a very long time. Most days I’m incredibly pleased with where Linux is now, but every so often I wish to step into a time machine and remind myself where the open source platform came from. Of late, I’ve experimented with a few such distributions, but none have come as...
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