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Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 - what does the future look like?

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In general, there was nothing wrong in my experience with Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. It felt solid and reliable. Yes, there were resource issues. Yes, there was a personal incompatibility with the keyboard layout switch mode. Yes, there is a learning curve to get used to in the absence of "Minimize" and "Restore" buttons, to the way of switching between the applications. But that's not too serious.

More serious is that GNOME felt a bit "empty" for me.

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ZTE Quartz watch review: The Best Android Wear value, plain and simple

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The decision to buy any Android Watch is dependent on multiple factors, but in the ZTE Quartz’s case, there are two main ones to consider: Do you need Android Pay? Are you a T-Mobile customer?

If the answers to those questions are no and yes, respectively, then the ZTE Quartz is a no-brainer purchase (assuming it fits your wrist). At just $192, you’re not likely to find a better deal for a 3G Android Wear watch, even if you opt for one of the marked-down first-gen versions. All-day, independent connectivity is quite a feat for a sub-$200 2017 watch, and if that’s one of the features you crave, there’s very little reason reason not to pick one up.

It might not be the flashiest watch around, but with the money you save you can buy a real fancy band to go with it.

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DiRT 4 review: as engaging as DiRT Rally but without the punishing difficulty

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Last year, UK studio Codemasters blew my nomex racing socks off with DiRT Rally. The achievement was all the more notable because—while I tend to stick almost exclusively to racing games—I haven't really enjoyed off-road or rally games very much in the past. Now, Paul Coleman and his team at Codemasters have a new game for us that builds on the success of DiRT Rally, but it should entice a far wider audience. Enter DiRT 4, available starting June 6 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

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Unihertz Jelly review: a tiny phone with huge aspirations

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Is it the Jelly phone for everyone? We wouldn’t say so, but there is definitely a market for it. Some people do prefer a simpler experience with the ability to download just a few extra applications. It’s kind of like a smart feature phone of sorts… or a good secondary device for the glove compartment. And while it won’t be making anyone jelly, it is probably worth the asking price if its uniqueness piqued your interest.

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BitKey Unlocks Mysteries of the Bitcoin Universe

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BitKey is a Debian-based live distribution with specialist utilities for performing highly secure air-gapped bitcoin transactions.

This specialty distro is not for everyday computing needs, but if you are obsessed with the use of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, this distro might be just what you need.

I am a high-tech sort of guy with a keen interest in diving through Linux distros both simple and complex. I'm on the lookout for new twists to old desktop environments and unique use case distros. Technologies and software solutions that make my computing life more secure and more functional are always the anticipated outcome.

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Returning to the Void

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Void is an independently developed, rolling release Linux distribution. The Void distribution runs on 32-bit and 64-bit x86 processors as well as several ARM boards including the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and Cubieboard2. The Void distribution is available in Cinnamon, Enlightenment, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce editions with some additional desktop environments offered through the project's software repositories. There is also a plain edition which I believe sets up a minimal command line environment.

There are a number of features which set Void apart from most other Linux distributions. Void uses the XBPS package manager for working with source and binary packages. Void was an early adopter of OpenBSD's LibreSSL library which acts as a drop-in replacement for the OpenSSL security library. Further, Void has an init implementation called runit which is unusually small and simple. Another interesting feature of Void is the distribution can use one of two C libraries. Most Linux distributions use the glibc library. Void does provide glibc and also offers installation media with the lightweight musl library.

I decided to download the Void project's MATE edition which is 637MB in size. Booting from the supplied media brings up a screen where we can choose between starting the distribution's live environment or loading Void into RAM and then launching the desktop environment. The latter option uses more memory, but makes the distribution run faster and frees up the drive or port where our installation media is located.

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes, as Void Linux is an interesting distro in its own right and a good alternative to something like Arch Linux. It also has a no-systemd approach.

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Feren OS Could Be the Best-Looking Desktop on the Market

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Imagine taking Linux Mint, placing the Cinnamon desktop on it and then theming it to not only to serve as a perfect drop-in replacement for Windows 7 but to be one of the most beautiful Linux desktops you’ve seen in a long while. That’s what Feren OS has managed -- and has done so with aplomb.

Feren OS first arrived in 2015 and recently unleashed their 2017 iteration of the platform...with stunning results. This is truly one of those instances that, upon installation, you’ll find yourself doing a double (or triple) take, asking, “Is this really Linux?” Not that the state of the Linux desktop is behind the competition, in fact, I consider many of the Linux desktops to be light years ahead of other desktops. But, Feren OS has achieved something special; they’ve created a Linux distribution that anyone could use, for nearly any purpose, with zero learning curve.

Let’s take a look at this new(ish) distro to see exactly what makes it special. We’ll also dig deep to see what kind of caveats lay under the polish (if any).

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First Look at Devuan 1.0: A Free OS Designed for Debian Fans Who Hate systemd

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The final release of the long-anticipated Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" operating system was launched yesterday, ready to conquer your laptop or workstation without including systemd, nor any systemd-related packages.

Started in November 2014, Devuan project's goal was always to develop a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution without the systemd init daemon. Why? Because the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system adopted systemd as default init replacement, a move that upset many users and developers.

It took two and a half years for Devuan GNU/Linux to reach the 1.0 milestone and offer its community a stable, secure and reliable computer operating system that's systemd-free. While based on the latest stable Debian release, Devuan uses its own software repository that appears to mirror the upstream development.

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  • Devuan Stable Release -- at Last!

    Devuan just released their LTS stable Jessie system

  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable LTS

    Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable is a major milestone in the new path
    drawn by the Devuan project and its development has provided an
    opportunity to lay down a strong foundation for the Devuan
    community. In the last two years we have put in place a powerful
    infrastructure to support the development and growth of Devuan [...]

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

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​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me.

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Odśrodkowa przestrzeń kosmiczna Focusa Odyssey to Nike jest reakcją na joggery kupujących łagodną, ​​podtrzymującą i bezpieczną podróż, która umożliwi przeciętną możliwość ekstremalnych overpronatorów, aby czerpać przyjemność ze swojego wykształcenia. Ma wyjątkową łatwość i komfort, a także czyste przechodzenia, które Buty Reebok sklep będą dotyczyć treningów średniej odległości. Specjalny but jest teraz wyposażony w specjalny test Nike dotyczący chłodnych butów lub butów, co czyni go naprawdę wspaniałym alternatywą codziennego, a może każdego dnia.

Na kolejną randkę z Odyssey, Nike poświęcony górnej części, aby móc poruszać się po garniturze i skuteczności. Dużo oczywistych zmian w tym zakresie będzie użycie większej liczby kabli Flywire. Na tym modelu można znaleźć podwójne pętle dotyczące kabli dołączonych do poszczególnych koronek oraz podeszwy środkowej. Oprócz włączania o wiele więcej chwytania do przenoszenia konkretnych ft. prosto w dół, nie powinno być o wiele bardziej wytrzymałe z kablami.

Większa niż zwykła chwytność, Nike dodatkowo zmienił konkretną konstrukcję kablami. Wychodząc z prostej gładkości lub być może "pasów, ostatnie odmiany są podobne do właściwie kabli lub okablowania, w których Nike rozwinął je po raz pierwszy.Nike powraca do układu o znacznie większej trwałości, a także o twardości.

Specjalny Flymesh otrzymuje niewielki system jednocześnie zwiększając pomoc, a także sztywność w środku stopy, a także bezpieczeństwo nawet wtedy, gdy kieszenie są zazwyczaj nieco większe niż przedtem, zwłaszcza na wysokich obcasach.