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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.

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 - Fast Forward to the Past

Small bugs here and there were quite annoying: frozen screen after the Keyboard icon click, no search in the menu, issues with the search in the default software management tool, issues with keyboard layout setup. And the memory usage is simply frightening.

Solus - how far will it go?

If you want to use Solus Budgie as a production OS, I'd recommend you to think twice.

Lubuntu 17.04 - simple evolution

Lubuntu 17.04 continues to deliver a nice and friendly environment for those who like a light and snappy uncomplicated experience without many graphical bells and whistles. And it still lacks a common theme for applications and their design, because LXDE is not fully a “desktop environment” per se

Why Choose Linux Operating System?

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Apr 24, 2017 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It's one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don't understand its benefits. With that in mind, this post will draw your attention towards all the advantages you can expect to encounter.

Ubuntu 17.10 switches name to Cyrillic Alphabet

Clearly, Z is the last letter in the Latin alphabet. What will happen beyond that letter? Many of you have heard hints about the future name of the Ubuntu 17.10 name. There are letters "aa" reserved for this future release.

4 categories of Linux distributions

There are at least four distinctive categories of distributions visible in the Linux world.

MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal

The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. However, its predecessors MEPIS and antiX were both popular some time ago. Debian Stable is the backbone of this distribution. It is Debian 8 Jessie version that was used as a base for the latest MX release.

GeckoLinux Plasma: for Die Hard OpenSuSE fans

GeckoLinux is a difficult thingie to understand. It was created to ease the life of people who want to explore OpenSuSE. Neither OpenSuSE nor GeckoLinux are actually easy distributions to deal with.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0: a faint shadow of name

Mandriva may be a name unfamiliar to people who came to the Linux world recently, but it is very familiar to old Linux users. It was one of the first distributions ever created. It became a base for many offsprings or forks. Just to mention three – ROSA Linux, Mageia and PCLinuxOS. However, corporate difficulties made Mandriva an abandoned project. The OpenMandriva project picked up the flag and continued Mandriva development.

Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.

Zorin 12 Core: unpolished diamond

One of the most anxiously awaited distributions in the Linux world this autumn was Zorin OS. The anxiety was intense, since the last release of Zorin OS 11 stopped receiving any updates long ago because it was based on the non-LTS version of Ubuntu.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

The most recent release of ROSA is now ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, which is available in several flavours: MATE, GNOME 3, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. I decided to try the Plasma 5 edition of this distribution, especially as my interest to Plasma increased after the good impression Kubuntu 16.10 left on me.

Debian 8 KDE: good and evil of FOSS

If you ask old Linux users which system is most trusted, stable, solid and supported, Debian of course will be among the leaders of the list.

Lubuntu 16.10 - enjoyable motley lightness

Lubuntu 16.10 was released recently, so let's have a look on this new release now.

2 Linux clients for Microsoft's OneDrive. Yes, they work, but...

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Oct 26, 2016 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
There is another cloud storage from a global company. It is OneDrive from Microsoft. You can think of me being a Devil's Advocate here, but let me continue. OneDrive gives you 5Gb of storage space by default that you can extend later on.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 - quick screenshot tour

The new family of Ubuntu 16.10 distributions was released on the 13th of October 2016, just last week. Let's have a whistle-stop tour on some features of Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

PVS-Studio is now friends with Linux

The development team of PVS-Studio static code analyser started Linux support.

How to uninstall obsolete dependent packages

If your system is not fresh and you installed and removed a good dozen different applications using Synaptic or any other package manager, it is more likely than not that you have not removed all the obsolete dependent packages.

Lubuntu 16.04 - good operating system with a bit of disappointment

The Lubuntu distribution is an LXDE-based reincarnation of Ubuntu that is officially created and supported by Canonical.

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