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It was almost 20 years ago when the first version of Linux came into the market and since then, this operating system has made its important stature beside Microsoft Windows. Linux has turned out to be one of the most acknowledged and extensively used operating system.
Windows today beats almost all the markets thanks to its simplicity and large number of programs and games in a free access. We are used to Windows since there are no compatible systems like Windows. However, it is not true. Unfortunately, most people are creatures of habit that's why it will take years for the Linux to take its place among the users.
The Linux Mint team continues to release fresh versions of their operating system approximately every 6 month, following the updates in Ubuntu LTS versions. You could read the quick screenshot overview of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon back in July 2017. It is now turn of Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. Let's have a whistle-stop tour through it.
Year 2017 is about to end. There were many nice and not so nice moments this year for all of us.
There were many nice and not so nice articles this year.
Let's review them and decide which one you like more.
Lots of entrepreneurs worry they won't have access to some of the essential software packages if they make a move to Linux. However, as you will discover throughout this post, there are plenty of similar tools that will cover all the bases.
Fedora 27 has been released on the 14th of November 2017. Let's have a quick whistlestop tour through the GNOME version of this operating system.
Antergos is an operating system that has Arch as its predecessor. This is a rolling release distribution, which means that updates come directly to the OS.
PCB design software is a piece of open source CAD software for use in a number of different engineering industries. PCB design software benefits manufacturing and engineering companies so much because you can run thorough tests on products without having to make a prototype first.
Ubuntu 17.10 is a new operating system not just because it was released very recently, in October 2017. It is also the first operating system from Canonical since it reverted from Unity to the GNOME desktop environment as default. It was GNOME 2 in use at the divorce time, and now it is GNOME 3 after the re-marriage.
Ubuntu 17.10 is the newest version of this world famous Linux distribution, and this one is especially interesting because Canonical decided to dump its controversial Unity baby and use GNOME desktop environment instead.
It means that there are no longer separate Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME distributions. They are now the same. Linux notes from DarkDuck has reviewed the Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 not that long ago.
Let's now have a quick whistle stop tour on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME desktop environment.
LXQt is a desktop environment that is under heavy development. Unfortunately, there are still some rough edges in it.
ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 is not the first distribution from that team to feature LXQt. But you still can feel these rough edges here and there.
Linux distributions have already gained recognition of its users and with every year new products appear in the market. Many of them focus on the certain tasks, so you can’t create a single list of the best ones. Here we have chosen several fields of Linux use and those distributions that have all chances to take the initial positions in their niche in 2017.
This is a personal story - the Penguin, of course, is Linux, and I’m the Geezer, 84 years old. We met at first out of idle interest and got to know each other out of necessity. Here's how it all happened.
KDE Neon is a distribution created by the KDE team featuring the most recent version of KDE (Plasma) desktop environment on top of Ubuntu core.
Porteus is one of the most famous portable Linux distributions. You can read some reviews of this operating system and even an interview with the Porteus team by DarkDuck.
Linux Mint KDE is just one of several flavours of Linux Mint, and obviously not the flagship of this distribution.
However, I liked that distribution in my test of the Live version of Linux Mint KDE 18.2. I liked it so much that I decided to give it a go in installed mode.
How was that? Let’s check.
If you're looking for a more affordable way of running your office than Windows, an open source alternative like Linux can be a very good alternative.
For years now, Linux has earned a reputation as a popular platform among IT enthusiasts. It’s attracted everyone from system administrators to experimenting students. Yet, not enough is said about Linux power as a programming platform. Here are five reasons why this open source operating system should be at the top of your list when choosing a development environment.
Linux Mint 18.2 KDE left a very nice impression on me... Fast, slick, trouble-free, hassle-free. Just how the OS should be.
The recent tendency in our technology world is to move from using your personal computer for storage and processing of data to cloud-based storage and processing.
There are some distributions that use the cloud paradigm and offer the user cloud-based solutions in a single package.
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