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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.

The Best Linux Review

Linux notes from DarkDuck blog publishes reviews for different Linux operating systems. Which review is the best? That was a question of the poll that was announced a month ago. Just to remind you, here's the list of competitors.

Yandex.Disk - an alternative to Google Drive with native Linux support

Yandex.Disk is a cloud storage solution by a Russian-based company Yandex that also provides search, email and several more services. Yandex.Disk has a native Linux client.

Installing MythTV and Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLOS 2016

I want to share with you my thoughts, good and bad points, problems I had with installing MythTV, and the Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer on PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) 2016. I'll also include step by step fixes it took me to resolve these two issues.

Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.0: the new story begins

Emmabuntus Debian Edition is a nice distribution that works for the particular niche. It delivers Linux and computer enablement into remote areas of the world where computers are rare and Internet connection could be something exotic.

However, there are some more issues mentioned above that could be solved if the team looked into the distribution polishing a bit more.

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux Mint 18 made things worse, and many Linux bloggers wrote about this.

How to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2 and higher

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Jul 19, 2016 2:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Let me show you how to set up different keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 3 in Linux Mint 18 and later, and in other operating systems that use Cinnamon Desktop Environment of version 3 and higher.

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon: pity, pity, pity

I could say that Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon is a nice and easy distribution everyone can use... I could, if there was not the issue with multimedia codecs. That spoon of tar spoiled the whole barrel of honey.

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon: Quick Screenshot Tour

Let's do a quick whistle-blow tour through the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon system with some applications you can find out of the box.

Installing Arch Linux. Part 2

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By Alex Gaudino (Posted by darkduck on Jul 1, 2016 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch, Linux
This is the 2nd part of the how-to guide for Arch Linux installation.

Installing Arch Linux. Part 1

Here I will try to provide an in depth guide on how to install and setup your own Arch Linux computer.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04: there is always room for improvement

Who is the main audience of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE? From my point of view, these are people who started their Linux life a long time ago when GNOME 2 was one of few desktop environments available for Linux distributions. Since then, we have gotten a lot more players and forks on the "market".

ROSA Desktop Fresh R7 KDE: nothing to complain... almost

Even though the Mandriva project is no longer in its famous state, derivatives still continue their existence. ROSA is a Linux distribution that was also forked from Mandriva some time ago.

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.

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