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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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Remix OS Beta to Land on March 1 with UEFI and 32-Bit Support, More

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Jide Technology, the makers of Remix OS, have just announced that the first Beta version of their operating system will be released on March 1, and it's packing a ton of new features.

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more