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Jonathan Terrasi
Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the Popcorn
09/20/17 3:22 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 921 Words

... Linux offers so much for users to sink their teeth into that even among desktop and more casual users, it's easy to get caught up in the tradecraft. It's only too tempting to put your system's technical capabilities to the test by...

Jack M. Germain
Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening
09/06/17 4:35 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1239 Words

Bodhi Linux 4.3.1's implementation of the Enlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro's tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home.

When I reviewed Bodhi Linux early last year, I was attracted to the relatively new...

Jack M. Germain
Ultimate Edition Linux: Rough Road to a Nice Destination
05/03/17 3:49 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1107 Words

However, the latest release, version 5.4, also reflects numerous missteps that developers of a seasoned Linux distro should avoid.

Ultimate Edition is a fork of two popular Debian-based Linux families -- Ubuntu and Linux Mint. First released in December 2006, this distro...

Jonathan Terrasi
Linux's Big Bang: One Kernel, Countless Distros
04/27/17 3:24 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1208 Words

... if you're a newcomer to Linux , you've probably figured out that it is not a single, monolithic operating system, but a constellation of projects. The different "stars" in this constellation take the form of "distributions," or "distros." Each offers its own...

Jack M. Germain
Absolute Linux Caters to the Slackware Crowd
01/03/17 2:52 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1029 Words

Absolute Linux is a distro that raises the question: Is it really worth the bother?

Any version of this Slackware-based Linux OS is just that -- a really big bother -- unless you love Unix-like systems that give you total control. It...

Jack M. Germain
HandyLinux Is a Great Toolbox for Linux Newbies
07/09/16 11:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1468 Words

HandyLinux is a distro that offers a simplified approach to using the Linux desktop operating system.

HandyLinux first appeared about three years ago. The latest version, 2.5, was released in early June.

The developers make it easy to peel off the...

Jack M. Germain
SQL Server on Linux Shows Microsoft's More Flexible Side
03/09/16 12:27 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 799 Words

... on Tuesday announced plans to release a version of its enterprise database product SQL Server 2016 for Linux . "Bringing SQL Server to Linux is another way we are making our products and new innovations more accessible to a broader set of...

Jack M. Germain
Snap-Happy Trojan Targets Linux Servers
01/22/16 12:49 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 855 Words

... researchers at Dr.Web on Tuesday revealed details of the Trojan Linux.Ekoms.1, which takes screen shots and records audio to acquire sensitive and personal information, mostly from Linux servers. Malware for Linux is becoming more diverse and includes spyware programs, ransomware and...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Mint Upgrade Sparkles
12/17/15 4:05 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1412 Words

The Linux Mint upgrade to version 17.3 Rosa is one upgrade regular users do not want to skip.

This latest release in downloadable ISO format, available in the MATE and Cinnamon desktop editions, hit servers earlier this month. Several days later, the...

Jack M. Germain
Hot New BunsenLabs Linux Eases Pain of CrunchBang Loss
12/07/15 2:25 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 962 Words

BunsenLabs Linux does a bang-up job of picking up where CrunchBang Linux left off.

Developer Philip Newborough retired the popular minimalist distro earlier this year. In a world of feature-packed operating systems and bloated Linux distros, he felt his CrunchBang alternative served...

Jack M. Germain
Purism's Librem 13 Linux Laptop Is Sleek, Private and Secure
11/12/15 5:07 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1841 Words

The combination of custom-made hardware paired with a tweaked Linux OS makes the Librem laptop lineup a unique offering with several innovative security features not offered in any other computer.

The Librem line is a work in progress. The operating system just...

Jack M. Germain
Makulu 9 Aero Soars Above the Linux Distro Crowd
06/26/15 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1194 Words

The special release of Makulu 9 Aero edition might seem like one flexible Linux offering too many. However, anyone hankering for a Windows-like operating system and the best of what is easy about using Linux could not make a better choice. The Linux...

Jack M. Germain
Linux/Moose Malware Wreaks Havoc on Social Networks
05/27/15 5:19 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1436 Words

From there comes the profit, noted Tom O'Connor, Linux solution expert at Raytheon Cyber Products .

Packs More Threat Potential
This type of malware also can reroute DNS traffic, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks across the Internet. Linux/Moose displays out-of-the-ordinary network penetration...

Jack M. Germain
Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side
01/23/15 3:51 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1552 Words

Zenwalk Linux is a very usable yet uncommon Linux OS. It is more than a single distribution. The developmental path and sketchy developer website may cast an unfavorable impression about Zenwalk's trustworthiness as a serious computing platform. The ho-hum impression when first running...

Jack M. Germain
Defending the Free Linux World
12/19/14 3:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1673 Words

... Open Invention Network , or OIN, is waging a global campaign to keep Linux out of harm's way in patent litigation. Its efforts have resulted in more than 1,000 companies joining forces to become the largest defense patent management organization in history.

Jack M. Germain
Black Lab Linux Is GNOME 3's Best Friend
11/07/14 6:29 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1230 Words

Black Lab Linux is a general purpose free distribution for home users and small-to-mid-sized businesses. This particular segment of the Linux OS tries to bridge free OS and preconfigured commercial hardware/software with a flexible set of options. Black Lab Linux is an outgrowth...

Jack M. Germain
Calculate Linux Provides Consistency by Design
10/23/14 7:07 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1170 Words

Calculate Linux 14 is a distribution designed with home and SMB users in mind. It is optimized for rapid deployment in corporate environments as well. Calculate gives users something no other Linux distro makes possible. The Xfce desktop session is customized to imitate...

Jack M. Germain
For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy
10/16/14 8:29 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1086 Words

Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare. I am not talking about being new to the Linux OS. I mean just plain and simple new to Gentoo Linux.

The Linux...

Jack M. Germain
Cylon Linux Gives GNOME Fans Glamour Galore
10/09/14 7:06 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1464 Words

Cylon is a classic Linux distro preconfigured with lots of tweaks -- kind of a Unity-less Ubuntu with bling. Cylon runs the classic GNOME 3 desktop on almost any hardware configuration made since 2007, but it is more suited to seasoned Linux users.

Katherine Noyes
Loving Linux: Ain't Nothin' Like the 1st Time
08/18/14 4:40 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1016 Words

... never forget your first love, as the old saying goes, and that appears to apply just as well to Linux as to relationships in real life. To wit: "What was your first Linux distro?" is the title of a recent "Voice of...

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