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Elementary OS
Elementary OS is Jack's top-rated distribution for new Linux users; learn why in this review of the latest release.

Elementary OS Juno Brings Only Slight Changes to an Outstanding Platform

Elementary OS has been my distribution of choice for some time now. I find it a perfect blend of usability, elegance, and stability. Out of the box, Elementary doesn’t include a lot of apps, but it does offer plenty of style and all the apps you could want are an AppCenter away. And with the...
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Jack Wallen shares his picks for Linux distros that are simple for anyone to install and use right away.

Top 3 Linux Distributions That ‘Just Work’

Twenty years ago, when I first started using Linux, finding a distribution that worked, out of the box, was an impossible feat. Not only did the installation take some serious mental acuity, configuring the software and getting connected to the Internet was often a challenge users were reluctant to...
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Linux distros 2018
Jack Wallen shares his picks for the best Linux distributions for 2018.

The Best Linux Distributions for 2018

It’s a new year and the landscape of possibility is limitless for Linux. Whereas 2017 brought about some big changes to a number of Linux distributions, I believe 2018 will bring serious stability and market share growth—for both the server and the desktop. For those who might be looking to migrate...
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Jack Wallen considers which Linux distributions are best designed for new users coming from different environments.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve...
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Best Distros
Jack Wallen looks at the best Linux distributions for 2017, according to task.

The Best Linux Distros for 2017

The new year is upon us, and it’s time to look toward what the next 365 days have in store. As we are wont to do, Linux.com looks at what might well be the best Linux distributions to be found from the ever-expanding crop of possibilities. Of course, we cannot just create a list of operating...
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elementary OS
Breathe life into old hardware with a lightweight Linux distro.

Give New Life to Old PCs with Linux

Do you have some old hardware collecting dust in the basement, attic, or garage? Don’t let it go to waste just because it’s not powerful enough to run modern operating systems. Linux can breathe new life into such machines. I have revived many old PCs in this way. For example, I use one as my main...
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The Best Linux Distros of 2016

2015 was a very important year for Linux, both in the enterprise as well as in the consumer space. As a Linux user since 2005, I can see that the operating system has come a long way in the past 10 years. And, 2016 is going to be even more exciting. In this article, I have picked some of the best...
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