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Fedora 24 Review: The Year’s Best Linux Distro Is Puzzlingly Hard to Recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before...
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The Linux kernel 4.7 release was a pretty leisurely, which Linus Torvalds attributes to "summer in the northern hemisphere."

Linux Kernel 4.7 Offers New Support for Virtual Devices, Drivers, and More

So, Linux kernel 4.7 is here. The release happened July 24, just over 10 weeks after the release of 4.6 and two weeks after the final release candidate (4.7-rc7). This release cycle was slightly longer than usual due to Torvalds traveling commitments. That said, the last sprint was a pretty...
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Distribution Release: Korora 24

The Korora distribution is a desktop oriented operating system built on Fedora. The Korora project has announced the availability of Korora 24 which is based on Fedora 24. The new version of Korora is available in four editions: Cinnamon, GNOME, MATE and Xfce. "Changes in Korora 24: Images are 64-...
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Side-by-Side: openSuSE Tumbleweed and Leap

The openSuSE project offers two distributions: Tumbleweed, which is a rolling distribution that gets continuous updates, and Leap, which is a point distribution that gets periodic updates. Looking at it a different way, I think of Tumbleweed as being a development distribution, so I expect it to...
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Linux Lite is incredibly easy to use
Jack Wallen says Linux Lite is one of the best distributions geared toward new users.

Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users

One of the greatest aspects of Linux is its flexibility—it can be whatever you need it to be. It can be a massive server for big data, a desktop for rendering video or editing audio. A graphic designer’s studio. An every-day, get things done machine. Or something in between. For every job, you’ll...
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The Growth of the Linux and Open Source Channel since 1989

The Linux kernel was born twenty-five years ago this summer. Since that time a thriving partner ecosystem has arisen around open source platforms built on Linux, GNU and other free and open source software products. Here's a look at milestones in the evolution of the Linux channel and partner...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC6, Things Are Getting Bigger

Today, July 4, 2016, Linus Torvalds has had the pleasure of announcing the availability of the sixth Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel, now ready for public testing. "I'd love to tell you that things are calming down, and we're shrinking, but that would be a lie," says...
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End of an Era: Linux Distributions Will Soon Stop Supporting 32-Bit PCs

AMD and Intel released the first 64-bit CPUs for consumers back in 2003 and 2004. Now, more than a decade later, Linux distributions are looking at winding down support for 32-bit hardware. Google already took this leap back in 2015, dumping 32-bit versions of Chrome for Linux. Ubuntu is just the...
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Fedora 24 Linux Distribution Officially Released, Available for Download Now

Today, June 21, 2016, Fedora Project has announced the general availability of the final release of the Fedora 24 Linux operating system for desktops, servers, cloud, and embedded devices. Delayed four times during its development cycle, the Fedora 24 distribution is finally available to download...
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ChaletOS 16.04 Linux Arrives for Windows Refugees, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dejan Petrovic has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of his newest ChaletOS operating system. chaletos-16-04-linux.jpg Used with permission ChaletOS 16.04 arrived based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), offering users the...
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