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ChaletOS: A Linux that Provides Uncanny Resemblance to Windows 7

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The Linux platform has seen a surge of new users, who are usually migrating from Windows or at least they are trying Linux for the first time. But often, but they are afraid the interface will be too alien. Some developers think that it’s a good idea to give users something familiar, so that their first experience on the open source platform won’t be all that strange.

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ChaletOS: A Linux for Those Who Miss Windows 7

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The first thing you should know is that ChaletOS is based on Xubuntu—which indicates the look and feel was achieved via Xfce. Added to this desktop were a number of tweaks focused on giving the user the ability to alter and refine the style, as well as the inclusion of Conky. Included with this Xfce-volution is what Petrovic calls the Style Changer. The ChaletOS Style Changer is an elegant solution for tweaking the look and feel. With it, you can easily change the theme of both Xfce and Conky (Figure 2).

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netOS Server 7 Service Pack 1 Released, netOS Core Server Available for Download

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Roberto J. Dohnert from Black Lab Software (PC/OpenSystems LLC) has informed Softpedia today, July 14, about the immediate availability of the first Service Pack (SP) for the netOS Server 7 operating system, as well as the GA of netOS Core Server.

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CoreOS Linux 1068.6.0 Brings Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Docker 1.10.3, and systemd 229

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On July 12, 2016, the CoreOS development team has released a major update of the CoreOS Linux kernel-based operating system designed with massive server deployments in mind.

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Solus Is Now Officially a Rolling Release Linux Operating System

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It looks like the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter are a thing again, and this is the second week in a row Solus developer Joshua Strobl announces a new installation to keep the community updated with the latest innovations.

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Chromium OS for SBCs Project Needs Your Help to Continue Full-Scale Work

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Softpedia was informed today by Dylan Callahan from the Chromium OS for SBCs (Single-Board Computers) project that they are looking for new team members to continue full-scale work.

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Parrot Security OS 3.0 Ethical Hacking Distro Lands for Raspberry Pi, Cubieboard

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Frozenbox Network, the developer of the Parrot Security OS ethical hacking distribution for personal computers and embedded devices, announced the release of Raspberry Pi and Cubieboard 4 binary images for Parrot Security OS 3.0.

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CentOS Atomic Host Update Adds Docker 1.10.3, Built From Standard CentOS 7 RPMs

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CentOS Project's Jason Brooks announced today, July 8, the general availability of a new maintenance update of the CentOS Atomic Host operating system designed to run Docker containers.

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Solus 2.0 Operating System to Introduce the Sol Package Manager, Cool Features

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Today, July 5, 2016, after a long wait, Solus Project's Josh Strobl has had the great pleasure of announcing a new installation of the "This Week in Solus" newsletter, informing fans of the Solus operating system about the latest trends.

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RaspEX OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Updated with OpenCPN 4.4.0, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

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After reporting that his RaspEX operating system for Raspberry Pi devices woks out of the box with the official Raspberry Pi Touch Display 7-inch monitor, Arne Exton now informs us about the availability of a new RaspEX build.

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