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ReactOS – Fake Or Potential Windows Alternative? Review And Extended Test Drive Of Latest Release

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After 10 years of development was released the new major release of ReactOS, this event was highlighted in the most biggest tech resources. But I’m not interested in just talk about release notes from “crazy Russian developers”, more interested is technical opportunities and possibilities.
Which architecture use React OS now, which hardware are supported, why users and developers might find it interesting, the degree of compatibility with Microsoft Windows? Is there a Windows-based copy with Unix-style? For these and other questions you can find the answers in this article (or ask new questions in comments).

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Solus 1.1 Operating System Officially Released

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Solus has just received its first point release in the new "Shannon" series, and the new version is now available for download and your enjoyment.

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Solus 1.1 Is Going to Be Awesome, Developers Promise

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The Solus developers are preparing for the first point release for their Linux operating system, and saying they are excited about it is an understatement.

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First Look at Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition - Arch Linux for the Masses

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We reported earlier on the release of the February Beta of Apricity OS, an Arch Linux-based operating system for computers and laptops, and now we're back with an exclusive first look at the new Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition.

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Gorgeous Apricity OS Gets New Beta, to Include GNOME 3.20 in Next Month's Beta

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Softpedia has been informed earlier by Apricity OS maintainer Alex Gajewski about the immediate availability for download of a new Beta build of the gorgeous Linux kernel-based operating system.

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RebeccaBlackOS Is a Class Act

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RebeccaBlackOS offers an interesting window into where the Linux desktop might be headed. The developers behind the scenes working on Wayland seem to be making far better progress than the developers working on the Wayland fork Mir. Ubuntu designers have not yet been able to get Mir working with any desktop environment. The last few Ubuntu releases have bypassed the planned Mir debute.

RBOS gives you enough stability to play around with a variety of user interfaces. It's encouraging that KDE and Gnome 3 shells work so well already on Wayland. The Enlightenment desktop is one of the newest innovations available on several Linux distros, so it should continue to attract interest running so well on Wayland.

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Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns

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Accompanying the announcement, TRI is switching its OS from Android to Jolla’s Sailfish.

“We can now confirm that TRI has chosen to drop Android and use Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Sailfish is now running perfectly on the Turing Phone and we have started the final OS software testing phase,” the company announced on its Facebook page.

Surveillance and privacy concerns have become central themes among mobile users around the world, highlighted by the ongoing spat between Apple and FBI.

Indeed, TRI’s decision to both use Jolla OS and manufacture in Finland is about the primacy of privacy. Considering Android’s intimate relationship with Google growing security concerns around mobile security, the move speaks volumes.

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Descent OS 5.0 Linux to Get an Alpha Build After Two Years, Based on Ubuntu 15.10

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We bet that many of you did not even heard about Descent OS, but we here at Softpedia wrote a few articles a few years ago about the Linux kernel-based operating system.

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Zorin OS: The Linux Distribution for Windows XP and 7 Fans

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Windows XP and Windows 7 are gone...at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. For many, many users across the globe, however, those platforms still live on. Both businesses and homes still use both desktop operating systems that have seen their End Of Life. These platforms are no longer supported by Microsoft, which means they are no longer getting security updates. What does that mean to end users? It means their computers and data are at risk.

Fear not, there is a solution—thanks to Linux.

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Meet Pantheon Mail, a Fork of the Now Dead Geary

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The elementary OS team has forked the now dead Geary email client, and they have announced the launch of Pantheon Mail.

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The Best Linux Laptop: A Buyer’s Guide with Picks from an RHCE

If you don’t posses the right knowledge & the experience, then finding the best Linux laptop can be a daunting task. And thus you can easily end-up with something that looks great, features great performance, but struggles to cope with ‘Linux’, shame! So, as a RedHat Certified Engineer, the author & the webmaster of this blog, and as a ‘Linux’ user with 14+ years of experience, I used all my knowledge to recommend to you a couple of laptops that I personally guarantee will let you run ‘Linux’ with ease. After 20+ hours of research (carefully looking through the hardware details & reading user feedback) I chose Dell XP S9360-3591-SLV, at the top of the line. If you want a laptop that’s equipped with modern features & excellent performance that ‘just works’ with Linux, then this is your best pick. It’s well built (aluminium chassis), lightweight (2.7 lb), features powerful hardware, long battery life, includes an excellent 13.3 inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen with 3200×1800 QHD resolution which should give you excellently sharp images without making anything too small & difficult to read, a good & roomy track-pad (earlier versions had a few issues with it, but now they seem to be gone) with rubber-like palm rest area and a good keyboard (the key travel is not deep, but it’s a very think laptop so…) with Backlit, two USB 3.0 ports. Most importantly, two of the most common elements of a laptop that can give ‘Linux’ user a headache, the wireless adapter & the GPU (yes the Intel HD Graphics 620 can play 4K videos at 60fps), they are both super compatible with ‘Linux’ on this Dell. Read more