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You are now convinced that you want to switch to Linux. What you should NOT expect from this switch?
Austrumi is a Linux distribution that is based on Slackware and developed by a small team from the Latgale region of Latvia, a small ex-USSR Baltic state.
I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?
Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned in the article.
It has been more than a year since Zorin OS 9 was released. And the 1st of August 2015 saw the release of the brand new distribution from the Zorin team: Zorin OS 10.
A how-to video showing you details of working with Pivot tables in LibreOffice Calc.
While I come across the "old guard" wanting to cling to XP for dear life as it drifts into the sunset and becomes even more prone to virus, malware and spyware attacks, consider me a Linux fan for life.
Generally speaking, Emmabuntus 3 felt quite solid and responsive as an operating system. There were no crashes or unexplainable delays.
I would give Emmabuntus 3 a good mark, though I would not use it myself.
I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.
Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works.
Is there an alternative to Grive?
Mageia 5 is a distribution that many people where waiting for. Initially scheduled for November 2014, it was finally released on the 19th of June 2015. Let's have a look at this distribution with a quick screenshot tour.
Everyone knows the distribution that I am going to review today. It is one of the most famous distributions in the world, leader of the Distrowatch chart and base for many forks and spins.
Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu family distributions every 6 months. Ubuntu 15.04 was released in April 2015.
Take a book from your shelf and open it. Look at its headers and footers. Do you notice anything? More often than not you would see that odd and even pages have different headers/footers. For example, page numbers can be on the left on odd and on the right on even pages. Can you do the same in LibreOffice Writer? Yes, you can!
No one will argue that Linux world is more fragmented than the worlds of other operating systems. Each distribution has its fans, developers and haters.
There are few companies among this ocean of distributions that work closely with the community and help the Linux world to improve. Would it be interesting for you to see what people in these companies think like? Let's talk to one of them!
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.
Let's make a quick tour through Xubuntu 15.04 and check how it looks like.
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...
"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?!"
After finding plenty of top 5 to top 50 distro lists, one name really stuck out. Just the name.
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!
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