Debian “stretch” 9.3 In early 2017, the Debian Release team pushed Debian 9.0 “stretch” release, which would remain supported for the next 5 years. Named after Toy Story’s rubber toy octopus, this release has just witnessed its third update in the form of Debian 9.3 (release notes). As expected, Debian “stretch” 9.3 ships with tons of […]
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etting a well-crafted Linux course to learn about how things work can be fun and help people land on jobs with fat paychecks. Becuase in the last several years, Linux distros have emerged as a more prominent contender in front of other well-known operating systems like Windows and macOS. What most of us don’t know is, for […]
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he combination of regular desktop programs and cloud-based infrastructure is something that sets Peppermint OS apart from the endless crop of Linux distributions. It also finds a place on our popular list of best lightweight operating systems for older computers. The latest version of this lightweight operating system was recently made available in the form […]
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f you take a look at our popular list of lightweight Linux distros, you’ll realize that Puppy Linux has found a place near the top. Packaged in small size, this Linux distro is known for its ability to be built using the packages from other distros like Ubuntu and Slackware. To help you revive your […]
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ith Ubuntu 17.10 release, Canonical made a move from Unity desktop environment to GNOME. Canonical tried to keep some Unity feel and gave the new GNOME edition a makeover. While many welcomed this step, many people expressed their concerns and support for Ubuntu Unity. It looks like some members of the Ubuntu family are making efforts […]
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fter much anticipation, the deepin project has finally pushed the latest version of deepin Linux distro, i.e., deepin 15.5. Following its design philosophy, deepin continues to bring an attractive and easy to use desktop experience to the open source enthusiasts. These capabilities have helped this OS to find a good place on our lists of […]
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orking on the terminal and using various commands to carry out important tasks is an indispensable part of a Linux desktop experience. This open-source operating system possesses an abundance of commands that makes it impossible for any user to remember all of them. To make things more complex, each command has its own set of options […]
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fter the release of Linux Mint 18.2 in June, the developers of this user-friendly operating system have just shipped Mint 18.3 “Sylvia.” Linux Mint 18.3 is a long-term release that’ll remain supported until 2021. It’s powered by Linux kernel 4.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 package base. 18.3 comes with obvious refinements, fixes, and new features. Also […]
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f you’re a Linux user, there are good chances that you might be knowing how to use the command line interface to get the most out of your machine. There are many fun tools for Linux terminal that make working on the same even more interesting. Today, I’m going to tell you how to check […]
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he Linux love affair of the German City of Munich, which decided to favor Linux in 2003, is finally over. The city has officially cleared the plan to bring back Windows 10 on about 29,000 PCs. In 2003, when the city decided to switch to a Linux-based desktop called LiMux and other open source software, […]
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erived from Arch Linux, BlackArch calls itself a complete Linux distribution for penetration testing and security research. The ethical hacking enthusiasts also have the option to convert their existing Arch installations in BlackArch Linux. In our list of best ethical hacking operating systems, this distro enjoys a good ranking. The dedicated team behind this project […]
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etro, handheld game consoles are all the rage these days, primarily due to affordable hacker boards and Linux-based operating systems that act as a great companion to the hardware. Clockwork’s GameShell is one such retro console. GameShell’s Kickstarter page describes it as “the world’s first modular, portable game console with a GNU/Linux embedded OS.” I’m […]
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ali Linux, the leading ethical hacking operating system, is distributed and developed by Offensive Security. In 2016, the developers decided to make a switch to the rolling release model to make sure that Kali Linux is updated at regular intervals. Combining all the latest updates, patches, fixes, and improvements released in past few months, latest […]
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lackArch, one of the most popular Linux distros for ethical hacking and penetration testing, has dropped the support for systems based on 32-bit architecture. The announcement of this change was made on project’s Twitter handle and official website, as reported by Softpedia. The announcement says: “Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively […]
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Updating to Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu Earlier this week, Mozilla earned big praises in the tech world for launching its next-generation Firefox Quantum 57.0 web browser. The browser claims to be faster and better than market leader Google Chrome. Now, Firefox Quantum is available for all supported Ubuntu versions from the official repositories. The Firefox […]
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ong ago, Munich became a darling in the open source world when it decided to use Linux and LibreOffice as a replacement for Microsoft’s closed source Windows operating system and MS Office suite. Back then, Munich decided that it was the best step for the city. After nine years, Munich’s administration has decided to take […]
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ust yesterday, TOP500 refreshed its list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. For the first time, all top 500 supercomputers are powered by Linux. While a normal user can’t get his hands on such a beast, you can surely get an amazing Linux experience on your familiar desktop PC. Linux Mint and Tails are two […]
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fter a few delays, Fedora 27 final release has just been shipped by The Fedora Project. Supported by Red Hat, this community-driven, open source, Linux distro’s latest release brings numerous improvements from Fedora Community and other software projects. In this article, I’ll be listing the major changes in Fedora 27 Workstation spin. For other spins, visit […]
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ast month, in September, Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman confirmed on his blog Linux kernel 4.14 as the next LTS kernel, which will be supported for at least two years; this number has recently been increased to six years. As a result, the development cycle of Linux 4.14 got a week longer than usual and we […]
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echnology companies involved in desktop and mobile space have been trying hard to achieve a perfect sense of convergence. Microsoft has been doing it with the help of Continuum; Apple has its own approach to make the iPad workflow more PC-like. Along the same lines, Samsung launched the new DeX dock with its flagship Galaxy […]
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he development of next Ubuntu LTS release, i.e., Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver (here’s the story behind codename), has started. It was preceded by Artful Aardvark that marked a shift from Unity to GNOME desktop environment. For LTS users, who are currently running 16.04, Bionic Beaver would be a landmark release. Daily Builds are here The […]
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bout nine months ago, the Arch Linux developers announced the end of the support for 32-bit architecture. As a result, Arch Linux 2017.02.01 was the last release to ship a 32-bit ISO as well. It was followed by a depreciation period. Today, this depreciation period has ended (Via: Phoronix), which means that by the end […]
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he general perception of the public is that Linux and macOS operating systems are far more secure as compared to Windows. While this notion holds true in most cases, it won’t be sensible to reject any possibility of exploit. Recently, a Google security researcher, Andrey Konovalov, uncovered a number of Linux vulnerabilities. Konovalov found these […]
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n mid-October, The Parrot Project announced that it’s going to be releasing the latest Parrot Security 3.9 operating system for ethical hacking and penetration testing in the upcoming weeks. The team also released its beta release for testers. After the wait of a couple of weeks, the final Parrot 3.9 release is here. While the […]
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round 40% of Microsoft’s Azure VMs now run Linux distributions, according to a tweet made by Microsoft Developer UK twitter account, ZDNet reports. That information was retweeted by Linuxing community manager Brian Byrne. Did you know that 40% of #VirtualMachines in #Azure are running #Linux? #FutureDecoded #Dev pic.twitter.com/Ypb667Oa1L — Microsoft Developer (@msdevUK) October 31, 2017 Only […]
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he Linux smartphone scenario has never been so exciting. Recently, Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone achieved its crowdfunding goal and scored partnerships from GNOME and KDE. On the other hand, postmarketOS is also showing some good promise. When KDE partnered with Purism, it announced that Plasma Mobile will be ready for the real world and integrate […]
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atching movies and playing music is one of the primary entertainment purposes served by our computers. So, when you move to a new operating system, it makes perfect sense if you look for useful media players. In the past, we’ve already told you about the best video players for Linux and, in this article, we’ll […]
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ollowing the release of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu 18.04, which would be an LTS release, is going to be called “Bionic Beaver.” While Beaver refers to a large, amphibious rodent with smooth fur and sharp teeth, Bionic is an ode to the robotics and artificial body parts. We […]
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ny discussion involving the open source software cannot be completed without the mention of Linux kernel. This collaborative effort has become one of the most popular and successful open source development projects. If we talk about the current state, the Linux operating system runs 90% of the public cloud, has 62% embedded market share, and […]
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ast month, we told you that Linux Mint 18.3 will be codenamed Sylvia and gave you a preview of what features you should expect from the upcoming release. While there isn’t any specific release date fixed for Mint 18.3, we can expect to land somewhere in December 2017 with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS base. Bye Bye, […]
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