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CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.

Xubuntu 16.04 - install and enjoy?

I want to share with you some findings of the installed version of Xubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Will Ubuntu keep the title of the best Desktop OS?

Ubuntu was rapidly growing and becoming an Operating System for all your needs. The community was very happy with it until they decided to switch from Gnome to Unity and add the Amazon results right from the dash. At the beginning Unity didn't bother me because Gnome 3 was not that advanced by then. However the Amazon results felt like an embedded spyware. At that point Ubuntu didn't feel like the community driven and open source project we used to love. Then my faith in Ubuntu was dimming because they announced many projects that ended up in nothing.

Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Conclusion Xubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.

The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

Xubuntu 16.04 - quick screenshot tour

Let's have a quick whistle-stop tour through Xubuntu 16.04.

PCLOS 2016.03 KDE: good job

I must admit that this time I had a much nicer experience with PC Linux OS than I had the previous time.

I could not find any issue to note during my Live run of this operating system apart from escessive number of applications.

Good job, PCLOS team! Let's hope you'll keep up with all you've done!

Users more await for new Ubuntu than Fedora release

Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04 families are due to release within next month or so.

Just about a month ago the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog started a poll where you could vote which of these two distributions you await more. It is time to give the results of that poll now.

Let me do this without any further delay.

Top 3 Linux Password Managers

Although Linux systems are supposed to be way more safer and liable than other competitor's, but still there is nothing wrong in adding an extra layer of security that can protect user's information from getting leaked to any unauthorized vendor. One way to do so is to encrypt your data. Another was is with help of various Linux Password Managers available online. Here we will talk about some of the best Linux password managers that can be used to secure your data in Linux machines.

Fedora or Ubuntu: what do you await more?

Which of them is most awaited by the Linux community?

Let's see! Please show your position and cast your vote! You may also comment about the reasons of your vote.

How to create list for LibreOffice Calc cell

There are many cases when you want to help either yourself or another people with working with the spreadsheet you composed. For example, you want to advise that certain cells can only contain a pre-defined set of values and nothing else. The best way to do so is to give users a drop-down list to choose from.

PCLinuxOS: the walking dead

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Feb 17, 2016 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE, Linux
A distribution that is so narrow-minded that it cannot allow users outside of the US to use it out of the box, and that does not bother with updating their core ISO image. There are plenty of distributions that work much better than PCLinuxOS.

Why bother with this zombie?

Zorin OS 11 Core: quick screenshot tour

Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016.

Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.

4 Ways to Use Whatsapp Messenger on Your Computer

Whatsapp was initially designed to work on mobile phones. As in Telegram and other mobile messengers, your account with Whatsapp is your phone number. But does it mean that a mobile device is the only way to use Whatsapp? As in the Telegram case, the answer is "no".

4 tools to play Windows Games on Linux?

When it comes to gaming then Windows leads Linux somewhere. What does that mean, can't we play games on Linux? Well it's not true and today we can easily play most of the Windows games on our Linux system. Here I will showcase some tools that will convert your Linux machine into a gaming ware.

5 ways to use the Telegram messenger on your Linux computer

Telegram is available on your mobile phone AND on your desktop both, which is quite convenient when you share your time between both. It is quite clear how you can use your messenger on the phone. But how can you run Telegram on the desktop?

How-to video: Removing old kernels in Ubuntu

This video shows you the way to remove old obsolete kernels from your Ubuntu installation.

Manjaro Linux 15.09: the user-friendly Arch

There are several distributions in the Linux world that many users have heard of, but are scared to try. Examples? Slackware, Arch, Gentoo, maybe even Debian. They all have a geeky aura. They have a reputation of being less user-friendly. Too many people prefer to stick to Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora or Mageia.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon quick screenshot tour

With the newest version of Linux Mint 17.3 released just few days ago, it is no wonder a big part of Linux community is interested in it.

Let me give you a quick screenshot tour through the Cinnamon edition of this distribution.

Sabayon 15.11 KDE: hot, hotter and burnt

Sabayon is a distribution not famous among majority of Linux fans. Although, it still has a decent army of followers. It is in Top 30 of distributions, according to Distrowatch.

Ubuntu GNOME: the typical part of the family

If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.

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