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Linux Desktop Environments: Pantheon, Trinity, LXDE

Our article “Best Linux Desktop Environments: Strong and Stable” surveyed 9 strong and stable Linux desktop environments (DEs). Due to popular demand, this article extends that survey with 3 other desktops: Pantheon, Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), and LXDE. We examine their features, user...
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Jack looks at five options to meet your minimal web browsing needs.

5 Minimal Web Browsers for Linux

There are so many reasons to enjoy the Linux desktop. One reason I often state up front is the almost unlimited number of choices to be found at almost every conceivable level. From how you interact with the operating system (via a desktop interface), to how daemons run, to what tools you use, you...
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Jack shows how to add fonts and otherwise improve your “font-ability” in Linux in this tutorial.

How to Manage Fonts in Linux

Not only do I write technical documentation, I write novels. And because I’m comfortable with tools like GIMP, I also create my own book covers (and do graphic design for a few clients). That artistic endeavor depends upon a lot of pieces falling into place, including fonts. Although font...
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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple Devs Get a Compelling Reason to Turn to Linux

The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell desktop. What made the story that much more entertaining was how well Canonical pulled off the transition. Ubuntu 17.10 was quite simply one of the...
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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 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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Ubuntu Desktops Compared

The Ubuntu desktop has evolved a lot over the years. Ubuntu started off with GNOME 2, then moved onto Unity. From there, it came home to its roots with the GNOME 3 desktop. In this article, we'll look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them. Ubuntu official – now with GNOME 3 Ubuntu moving on from...
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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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Ubuntu 17.10 Will Have an Always Visible Dock, Wayland Session by Default

GNOME Project's GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) developer conference is now over, and Canonical's Didier Roche was there to collaborate with the GNOME team for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. It's no news that Canonical decided to bury its excellent Unity user interface...
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Ubuntu 17.10
With a few recommended tweaks and extensions to Ubuntu 17.10, the future looks bright for the Ubuntu Linux desktop.

Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future

It would have been impossible to avoid hearing that Canonical has decided to shift their flagship product away from their in-house Unity desktop back to an old friend: GNOME. You may remember that desktop — the one that so many abandoned after the shift from 2.x to 3.x. A few years later, GNOME 3...
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