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8 accessible Linux distributions to try

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Linux
HowTos

One of the most common questions I'm asked by a disabled prospective Linux user is, "There are so many different Linux distributions. Which one is for me? Which one is most accessible?"

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How an open-minded sysadmin got me hooked on Linux

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By the time I met my wife and eventually moved to the US, I had been an ardent Linux user for nearly 10 years. I finally made the switch away from proprietary software, and now I only use Linux as my operating system of choice. Over the course of 21 years, I have gone from an old 486 running Slackware to Fedora on my laptop and Debian on my desktops at home. I am very fortunate that I now make a living writing software on an operating system with which I have so much fun. And, that I work with great people who are equally passionate about open source.

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Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

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Ubuntu

Not everyone that moves away from Windows necessarily buys a mac. And if you still like your old computer but don’t want it running a Microsoft operating system anymore, then installing Linux may well be the way ahead.

There are more versions of Linux out there than you could shake a stick at. Two of the most popular of these are Mint and Ubuntu, and both are good choices for the first time user. However, what are the differences between the two distributions?

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Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

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It’s 2015 and you might think of the mainframe as a vestige of an earlier computing era, but these mega machines still play a role inside large institutions running intensive workloads.

And as though to prove its ongoing utility, The Linux Foundation announced it was launching the Open Mainframe Project today, an open source endeavor devoted to helping companies using mainframe computers.

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Chakra GNU/Linux Distro Gets LibreOffice 5.0 and a Patched Intel Driver for KDE Plasma 5

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GNU
Linux

The maintainers of the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source, rolling-release distribution based on the ever popular Arch Linux operating system and built around the KDE desktop environment, announced the availability of a new update.

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PLUMgrid Partners With Linux Foundation To Open-Source Its IO Visor Project

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Linux
OSS

The project will be based on PLUMgrid’s existing IO Visor technology, which the company is donating to the project. The Linux Foundation will offer additional support.

The trend in compute, storage and networking is toward virtualization, and PLUMgrid argues that I/O and networking subsystems need to keep up, especially when it comes to Internet of Things applications.

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Linux 4.2-rc7

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Linux

So for most releases these days, rc7 is our last rc, and next week
would be the final 4.2 release. But this time around, I still haven't
quite made up my mind. At rc5 release time, I worried about a few
remaining issues. Then, last Sunday at rc6 I was feeling pretty good
about things. And now we've had another week, and we had some more
fallout from the low-level x86 entry code rewrites, and I just don't
know.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Atom 1.0.7 Released, Text Editor Made For Developers

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News
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A text editor is always the best friend of any developer. Every developer passes most of his/her time programming with text editor. So that text editor has to be unique and friendly at the same time. Then I rememberAtom, one of the most handy text editors. The latest version Atom 1.0.7 released recently with some tweaks into find & replace.  
 

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KaOS 2015.8 Features a Superb Implementation of the Latest KDE Plasma

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KDE
Linux

KaOS is a Linux distribution built from scratch that makes use of a customized KDE desktop environment, and that follows a rolling release model. An upgrade images of the distribution has been released and is now available for download.

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