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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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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Gabriel Rojo Argote

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. How well...
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KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks. KDE recently unveiled KDE Plasma 5.11 as the latest and most...
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Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux is one of the best distributions for making older hardware feel new again. Check out Jack Wallen's other picks.

4 Best Linux Distros for Older Hardware

One of the many great aspects of the Linux operating system is its ability to bring new life to old hardware. This is not only a boon for your bottom line but also an environmentally sound philosophy. Instead of sending that older (still functioning) hardware to the trash heap, give it a second...
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ZorinOS
ZorinOS offers its own desktop, and this remarkable interface makes ZorinOS a great choice for new users, old users, and everything in-between.

ZorinOS Is a Great Linux Desktop For Any User

If there is one flavor of Linux that is best suited to help users transition from their current platform to Linux, I would have to go with ZorinOS. This conclusion might surprise a good number of Linux faithful. Why? Unlike most of the distributions claiming to hold sway of the “universal use,”...
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Installing Linux on your PC Is Super Easy - Here's How to Do It

The Manjaro Linux developers announced the release of version 17.0.5 last week. My objective today is to use this release to show that Linux can be installed from scratch, configured and used for everyday work without using command line (text console) access, and without having to download, compile...
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