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Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

I first tried Linux in a Windows virtual machine in about 2000, but I didn't make it my primary operating system until I went to work for VA Linux in 2003. That was back when the company ran not only Linux.com but also Slashdot, SourceForge, and ThinkGeek.

Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

Let's make a quick tour through Xubuntu 15.04 and check how it looks like.

And the most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family is...

You, my dear readers, were asked about the most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family. It is now time to announce the results. I won't delay it any more. The most wanted feature of Ubuntu 15.04 family is...

Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

"Dad, my windows are broken."

Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all.

"What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"

One name really stuck out - Zorin OS

After finding plenty of top 5 to top 50 distro lists, one name really stuck out. Just the name.

My business has been saved by Zorin OS

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you! You made my transition from windows to Linux so easy to figure out. I'm extremely happy to say I will never return to Windows. Because of you guys there, my business has been saved!

Linux Antique

Let me introduce you to Linux Antique, aka Red Hat 5.2 KDE.

Zorin: That is Flexibility!

I especially like the Zorin OS desktop experience because I can change it to look like Windows 7 or like Mac. That is flexibility!

We would like to thank the Zorin OS team

On behalf of the neighbourhood council, we would like to thank the Zorin OS team for their commitment on an extraordinary software that we hope will be going strong for years to come.

Users don't want Ubuntu 14.10

Linux notes from DarkDuck announced a poll few weeks ago about the Ubuntu 14.10 release. It is time now to announce the results of the poll.

The hair loss cure for new Linux users

It is easy to see why new users get so frustrated with open source OSes. It should work out of the box with minimal hassle, so let's take the hard part out of it for them.

Pre-order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.10

With the coming release of next version of Ubuntu 14.10 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Utopic Unicorn. But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own CDs with operating system images.

Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

There are two questions: 1. Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release? 2. Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?

Ubuntu... the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms. However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu.

Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Six Advantages of Choosing Linux over Windows

Linux is a computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has many advantages over Windows and some of which are listed below.

How I stopped distro hopping

I, a Microsoft user since DOS 5.x was introduced to Linux in the late 90's when a friend gave me a copy of Novell Linux. I was in awe that you could get a "free" operating system without having to pay for it. The system didn't hold my attention long because there were not a lot of applications for it that were similar to the Windows programs I was accustomed to.

An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.

Zorin OS 9 - a step forward for Windows migrants

Zorin OS 9 Core is a decent system, and those who it is aimed for, literally Windows migrants, will find everything they want in this operating system. As this is an LTS edition, it will be supported for a long time. It means you can install it on your computer and forget about upgrade problems, as well as forget about the Microsoft empire.

Contest for Zorin OS lovers

A new release of Zorin OS 9 has been released only few days ago, that is why it is time for yet another contest, isn't it? Let's Do It!

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