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Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon Will Be Faster

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the beholder, however, and the Mint developers apparently thought app-launching seemed slow when using the Cinnamon desktop environment. They didn't have any proof, but they felt that both Mate and Xfce were...
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encryption
Jack Wallen walks you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers.

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

The Linux desktop and server enjoys a remarkable level of security. That doesn’t mean, however, you should simply rest easy. You should always consider that your data is always a quick hack away from being compromised. That being said, you might want to employ various tools for encryption, such as...
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Inside the Distros: A Year in Linux Development

Linux will turn 30 in three years. We look at how far the major Linux distributions – or distros – have come over the past year and what they might be able to bring in the future If the collective roadmap progressions of the major open source distributions (distros) throughout 2017 show anything,...
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Hands-On: Installing Five Different Linux Distributions on my New HP Laptop

I've just picked up a new laptop, and I have to say at first glance, it looks like a real beauty. It's an HP 15-bs166nz, which I got at one of the large electronic chains here in Switzerland for CHF 649.- (approximately £500 / €560 / $685). That's supposedly half-price, if you believe their list...
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Namib Linux
Namib Linux makes installing and using Arch Linux as simple as can be.

Namib Linux Makes Arch Linux a Dream for New Users

Let’s not mince words here. Arch Linux is a challenge to install. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have so many distributions, such as Anarchy, which we covered previously, claiming to make Arch accessible for any user. Some of those distributions succeed and some fall flat. But few do as remarkable (...
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Jack and Swap
Check out the new video series from Jack Wallen and Swapnil Bhartiya.

New Linux Video Series from Jack Wallen and Swapnil Bhartiya

Two well-known tech journalists and frequent contributors to Linux.com have debuted a new video series discussing Linux topics. The “Let’s Get Serious” series from Jack Wallen and Swapnil Bhartiya will feature ideas, opinions, and engaging conversation based on their years of experience using Linux...
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The Most Popular Linux Desktop Programs Are...

LinuxQuestions, one of the largest internet Linux groups with 550,000 members, has just posted the results from its latest survey of desktop Linux users. With approximately 10,000 voters in the survey, the desktop Linux distribution pick was: Ubuntu. While Ubuntu has long a been popular Linux...
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MX Linux 17: An Upgraded Distro Made for Beginners

This powerful operating system's efficient performance, intuitive interface, and exceptional collection of apps make it a top choice for all users. MX-17 changes the base to Debian 9 (Stretch) and provides upgraded artwork, fresh MX tools, and better live operation courtesy of antiX. Users get...
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Linux kernel
Konstantin Ryabitsev explains which Linux kernel versions are considered "stable" and how to choose what's right for you.

Which Linux Kernel Version Is ‘Stable’?

Almost every time Linus Torvalds releases a new mainline Linux kernel, there's inevitable confusion about which kernel is the "stable" one now. Is it the brand new X.Y one, or the previous X.Y-1.Z one? Is the brand new kernel too new? Should you stick to the previous release? The kernel.org page...
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Linux distros for devs
Jack Wallen looks at some of the best LInux distributions for development efforts.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions for Development

When considering Linux, there are so many variables to take into account. What package manager do you wish to use? Do you prefer a modern or old-standard desktop interface? Is ease of use your priority? How flexible do you want your distribution? What task will the distribution serve? It is that...
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