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Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges

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Almost two years ago, we closed out our review of Dell’s first Linux-powered Developer Edition laptop with some words of wisdom from my former uber-sysadmin mentor, a fellow named Rick, with whom I worked at Boeing for many, many years. Rick is now retired and living the life of an itinerant world-traveling SCUBA master, but he’s been hacking on Linux since around the time Linus first dropped the kernel on comp.os.minix. I lamented to Rick that I was having a hard time coming up with an angle or hook for the XPS 13 Developer Edition, because it all just worked—Dell got it right, and it was a great piece of kit. It was maybe even a bit boring.

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Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Review: Minimalist distro with superb performance

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Bodhi Linux provides options to download 32-bit, 64-bit, legacy and Chromebook version. I chose 64-bit ISO, about 612 MB in size. I created a live USB using Linux Mint Image Writer on a 4 GB USB drive. First I did a live boot on my laptop and then installed it to a 100 GB drive to understand Bodhi's performance better.

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ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 GNOME Silently Released, Here’s What’s New - Gallery

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Some of you noticed that the ROSA company has silently pushed the ROSA Desktop Fresh R5 GNOME computer operating system onto its servers last week without making a public statement about what new features and improvements introduced in the refreshed distribution.

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OnlyOffice Another Free Office Suite for Linux (Complete Selfhost Office Solution - OwnCloud Compatible)

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Nowadays company employees are often dispersed across the globe and collaboration tools turn out to be of current importance in achieving shared goals. OnlyOffice is a platform for small and medium business that enables teams to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place. Linux users can take advantage of open source version and start to collaborate on projects hosted safely on their own servers. ONLYOFFICE is a cloud business service that enables you to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place.

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Building a pre-release Linux testbed with openSuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, and more

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Panic was starting to creep in, and was pushing the anger level even higher. 'OK, run gparted and see exactly what Windows has done to me,' I thought. And...nothing. Empty. The entire hard drive was unallocated space.

Time to rant. Microsoft, I hate you! I hope that each and every one of you is condemned to an endless purgatory of trying to recover corrupted Windows systems!

OK, with that rant out of the way, what to do? The prospect of installing Windows from scratch was unappealing beyond description.

On top of that, even if I got it installed and running again, I would have to go through the fight to get UEFI boot configured to dual-boot Windows and Linux, and that in itself is a basically never-ending struggle because Windows keeps trying to 'reclaim' first boot.

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Chakra 2015.03 Screenshot Tour

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The Chakra team is happy to announce the third release of the Chakra Euler series. This is a maintenance release to fix some installation issues and provide all the updated packages that landed in the stable repositories since the previous release. The main new feature is that our ISO now supports booting and installing on UEFI systems! We are aware that everybody is looking ahead into Plasma 5 and we are working on the transition, but we believe it is too early for this to be shipped by default and decided to wait for a little bit longer until Plasma 5 has matured and more KDE Applications have switched to Frameworks 5. This ISO ships with the following notable packages and updates: KDE Applications 14.12.2, except for the applications that have been ported to frameworks 5, which will remain on their 4.14.3 versions; kde-workspace 4.11.16 and kdelibs 4.14.5; Frameworks 5.7; Calligra 2.9.0.

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March 13 Update for Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Brings the Xfce 4.12 Desktop Environment

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The Manjaro development team was proud to announce today, March 13, the immediate availability for update of a new Manjaro Update Pack, dated 2015-03-13 (stable). This is the fourth update to the Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 computer operating system, and it brings exciting features and performance improvements.

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Thoughts on using Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition 17.1

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I had long been attracted to the idea of using Linux. When Microsoft ceased to provide security patches for XP I got an excellent independent computer shop to install Lubuntu on my netbook for me. This allowed me to get used to the ways of Linux, and experiment with different programs. Any fears I may have had regarding ease of use were soon forgotten, and despite my experimentation, installing and uninstalling lots of programs, the system remained far more responsive than XP.

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The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac

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Linux doesn’t have a single look and feel, as there are several operating systems based on Linux; these are called distributions (distro). The jury is out on which is the best Linux distro, but that’s just a technical comparison. The best distro for you is what matters, and when you are switching, that is usually the distro most akin to which OS you are coming from.

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7 Warning Signs That You’re Meant to Switch to Linux

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You might be a Linux user and not even know it yet. It happened to me: I was a Windows user for years, but was doing all kinds of things that should have taught me I’m a Linux user at heart. Only when I switched did all these things make sense to me.

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