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Antergos 17.11 – the Antagonist

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.

The Best PCB Design Software For Linux

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Nov 9, 2017 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
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 - unhappy remarriage

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 quick screenshot tour

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.

Rough Edges of the ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 LXQt

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.

The most promising linux distributions in 2017

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.

The Geezer and the Penguin

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By Emery Fletcher (Posted by darkduck on Oct 5, 2017 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
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.

Neon: the naked KDE

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: portability for pros

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.

To Linux Mint KDE 18.2… and back

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.

7 Business Advantages of Linux

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.

5 Reasons to Use Linux for Development

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 - what else can you desire?

Linux Mint 18.2 KDE left a very nice impression on me... Fast, slick, trouble-free, hassle-free. Just how the OS should be.

Peppermint Eight – Stairway to Cloud

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.

Cracking The Data Safety Code

Keeping our data safe online is something that we get told about a lot. That is because as members of the information generation, it's all too easy for our most valuable assets our identity and privacy to be compromised. But how can we keep our data safer?

Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon: Quick Screenshot Tour

The most recent release of Linux Mint was named Sonya and has the version number 18.2. This is the third release in the Linux Mint 18 series that is based on Ubuntu 16.04. It saw the light on the 2nd of July 2017.

Let's have a quick screenshot tour through the Live DVD version of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 32-bit.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 – new kid on the block

Ubuntu Budgie is the newest addition to the officially supported Ubuntu flavours. It is quite interesting how these two parts can play together. The first time they married was the Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 remix. And since 17.04 Ubuntu Budgie is officially supported by Canonical.

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 - what does the future look like?

You all remember the recent announcement from Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical that Ubuntu 17.10 will be the last version of Ubuntu coming with Unity Desktop Environment. It means that more attention in the Linux – and especially the Ubuntu – community is now on the Ubuntu GNOME version.

The Linux Virus: how it can be

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on May 31, 2017 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Linux
Downloaded the virus for Linux; Unzipped it; Installed it under root...

Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?

When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at the news to see the increasing number of data breaches that are occurring around the world at present. Choosing an operating system with care is your first step when defending your personal data. With that in mind, read on to discover the reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows.

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