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10 Linux Distros You Need To Know

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Linux

Linux, originally developed as a free-to-use operating system, is growing more powerful, capable, and user-friendly by day. Currently there are a large number of Linux versions, called distributions or "distros" for short, available in the market, each followed by a large group of users and developers who are working to further enhance the product. To identify the best fit for your organization, it's important to know the capabilities and limitations of these distros.

The Linux operating system is basically a kernel or a wrapper over the physical hardware that enables applications to interact with the underlying processing machinery. Since it is open source, organizations are free to use its core elements to build and release their own distros. A large number of organizations have already developed several flavors of Linux distros targeting different audiences and adding flexibility and choices based on their requirements.

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nOS Infinity Linux April 2015 Update Brings Performance and Stability Improvements

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Ubuntu

A new update has been announced for the nOS Ubuntu-based Linux operating system that uses the KDE4 desktop environment. nOS is a rolling-release distribution, but new ISO images are being released by the nOS development team at the beginning of each month for those who want to install the operating system on new computers.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Will Bring an Updated Installer with LUKS Encryption

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Linux

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, was proud to announce recently that the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system would ditch the regular Calamares installer in favor of the another one called Thus, which will boast a wide range of improvements.

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Features Expected For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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Linux

While the Linux 4.0 kernel hasn't even been released yet, there's already a number of items we're looking forward to seeing with Linux 4.1.

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MakuluLinux unity Desktop is Live !

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Linux

finally the long wait is over, The MakuluLinux unity desktop is now live and available for download, You can head over to the Unity section and check out the release notes and grab your copy from the download section. Hope you guys enjoy this release, a lot of hard work went into making this and I want to than all the testers for their hard work in helping making this release a unique one !

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LXLE 14.04.2 & 12.04.5 Release Notes with Screenshots

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Linux

The next incremental update of LXLE has been released, ticking it up to 14.04.2 along with the last 32bit version of LXLE ever, which is based on 12.04.5. The 32bit closely mirrors the changes to the latest 64bit edition of the OS.

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MATE 1.10 Desktop Environment Arrives with Better GTK3 Support

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Linux

MATE, one of the most lightweight and appreciated open source desktop environments used in numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint, has reached today version 1.10.0, a released that introduces several new features and a great number of improvements.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Brings ARM, ARM64, PowerPC, and x86 Fixes, Updated Drivers

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Sasha Levin has announced the immediate availability for download and update of the Linux kernel 3.18.11 LTS (Long Term Support), a release that brings a great number of bugfixes, updated drivers, and other important improvements to the most advanced LTS version of the Linux kernel.

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How Linux Australia Handled Its Recent Data Breach

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Security

In an email, Linux Australia revealed that its servers where compromised during the morning of 22 March. Over the course of a few hours, the organisation believes its databases containing conference information were dumped to an external source. A “currently unknown vulnerability” caused a buffer overflow that allowed the hacker to acquire root access.

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Linux Australia server hacked, personal information may have been stolen

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Security

A public server belonging to Linux Australia, the umbrella group for Linux user groups in the country, were breached on March 22, and the personal information of members may have been stolen.

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