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Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

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Ubuntu

freshtutorial.com: Ubuntu or Linux Mint. This is the question most people ask me when they set mind to install first Linux distribution in their machine.

Linux on the (consumer) Desktop

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gnome.org/~michael: My punch-line is that the Linux Desktop faces a huge and multi-factored ecosystem challenge, there is no single simple issue to fix. Over the last decade I've been peripherally involved in trying to tackle many of the problems in this area.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 473

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Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This has been another exciting week in the world of Linux. The openSUSE project has release version 12.2 of its distribution. Another fascinating release comes from the Qubes OS project which attempts to improve desktop security...

'A Week with Windows 8' and Other Tales of Linuxy Virtue

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: Few would deny that the Seven Heavenly Virtues are all characteristics worth striving for, but lately the Linux blogosphere has afforded more than a few shining examples. Linux Girl would like to highlight two of them.

From Linux to OSX - 1 Year Later

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Mac

batsov.com: A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn’t a desktop Linux user anymore.

The History of Linux

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  • The History of Linux
  • First Attempt At Linux Kernel Secure Boot Support
  • Linux Multi-Monitor Support Could Be Improved
  • 10 Linux Strip Command Examples
  • Use head and tail to read text files
  • Going Linux #183

openSUSE, Fedora, Mageia, PCLOS, etc.

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  • OpenSuse 12.2 Screenshots
  • Trisquel GNU Linux, the “most Free” Gnome Distro
  • OpenSUSE 12.2 Gnome Review: Simple, elegant, stable
  • Fedora 18 postponed a third time
  • Kiwi Linux 12.08: Ubuntu Precise with Gnome classic
  • Fedora 18 Alpha Wallpaper
  • ROSA releases enterprise distribution
  • What money can buy Mageia
  • On the PCLOS 2012.08 KDE release
  • SolusOS Has Something Cool for Veterans, Novices Alike

Manjaro Linux 0.8.0

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planetoss.com: Manjaro Linux is based on Arch Linux. Arch Linux provides a very stable, speedy, customizable and up to date Linux environment but the users may need to edit some configuration files to get all these advantages. I’ve had a great experience with Arch Linux and long expected a distribution that can bring these advantages to the masses (like what Ubuntu achieved from Debian).

This Week in Linux: Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, More

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PCLOS
SUSE
Ubuntu

ostatic.com: There have been quite a few announcements to come out of the Linux world recently. Ubuntu and Mageia got a developmental release while openSUSE and Arch announced their newest versions. The PCLinuxOS team released their "KDE FullMonty" update and a new Slackware derivative popped up on the scene.

Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

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Hardware

pcworld.com: There seems to be no end in sight to the march of the tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs arriving on the market this year, and recently two more contenders were added to the mix.

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  • Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions
    After whetting his appetite at this year’s Comic-Con, our resident Linux newbie discovers free and open source apps for reading digital comics, as well as a treasure trove of available sources for free comics online.
  • Linux Kernel 3.12.62 LTS Improves SPARC Support, Updates the Networking Stack
    Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the sixty-second maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, which will receive support until 2017 because of SUSE Enterprise Linux. Linux kernel 3.12.62 LTS is a modest update, and looking at the diff from the previous maintenance release, version 3.12.61, we can notice that it changes a total of 96 files, with 1213 insertions and 1053 deletions. Among the changes, we can notice lots of fixes for the SPARC hardware architecture, but there are various other improvements for the ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, and x86 instruction set architectures.
  • ‘Anatine’ Is a Simple Desktop Twitter App for Linux
    Anatine describes itself as a 'pristine Twitter app for Linux', but is it anything more than a wrapper around the mobile website?
  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.3 Released With Small Bug Fixes
    A small bug fix update to Skype for Linux alpha is now available, and fixes, among many changes, errant close to tray behaviour on the Cinnamon desktop.
  • On the killing of intltool
    Say thanks to Daiki Ueno for his work maintaining gettext and enhancing it to make change practical, and to Javier Jardon for pushing this within GNOME and working to remove intltool from important GNOME modules.
  • On discoverability
    I've discussed elsewhere that usability is about real people doing real tasks in a reasonable amount of time. Some researchers also refer to "learnability" and "memorability" to define usability—this is very similar to discoverability. Can you discover the features of the system just by poking at it? Is the user interface obvious enough that you can figure it out on your own?
  • This is Lubuntu 16.10’s New Default Wallpaper
    The default wallpaper of Lubuntu 16.10 — yes, that's Lubuntu, with an 'l' — has been unveiled — but will fans of the lightweight Ubuntu spin like it?

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