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Linux or GNU/Linux – Here is What Every User Should Know.

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The parties who work for the project deserves credit though the task is important thing than who did it. But people fear naming it just Linux won’t give a community spirit to the distributions rather it would make it just a business perspective. The project to develop complete free version of OS was started by GNU project years before the the work of Linux initiated. The core component of the system is GNU and Free Software Foundation(FSF)’s founder Richard Stallman called it as GNU/Linux whereas the name came into rise after Yggdrasil Linux distribution adopted the complete name.

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Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

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For the past couple of years I have been producing analysis guides for the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch.

Click here for the guide for 2013
Click here for the guide for 2014

The point of this article is to look at the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch for the year 2015 and analyse their suitability for the average Joe.
The criteria for an Everyday Linux distribution is as follows:

Must be relatively easy to install
Must have an intuitive desktop environment
Must be easy to use
Must have a standard set of applications pre-installed (i.e. web browser, audio player, media player)
Must have a decent package manager in order to install further software
Must be ready to use from the get go

The distributions are listed in the order they are in on Distrowatch.

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Zorin OS 11 Core: quick screenshot tour

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Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016.

Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

The MC990 X is a rack-mounted 8-socket platform that can scale up to 144 cores of compute. The compute isHPE Integrity powered by Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors, with options including the E7-8890 v3, which is an 18-core 2.5 GHz chip. Memory on the MC990 X scales up to 6 TB, which can be spread across 192 DDR4 DIMM slots.

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Dell Firmware Updating under Linux

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Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project trumpets code contributions from across 30 founder members

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The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain working group, announced that it has received code contributions from across its 30 founding members, which will be reviewed by its newly-formed technical steering committee.

The Hyperledger brand was donated to the Linux Foundation's blockchain initiative by Blythe Masters' Digital Asset Holdings. Technical contributions have also come from the likes of IBM, Blockstream and Ripple. The founder members include technology providers such as ConsenSys, Credits, Guardtime, Symbiont and R3CEV, the consortium shared ledger standards group with 42 banks backing it.

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Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases

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The Release Notes are available, and don't indicate that there are very large changes in this release, just some nice incremental updates, bug fixes, and general cleanup. There may be some interesting internal changes; we'll have to wait for the official announcement to hear about that.

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A new frontier for open source: Linux will power our robotic future

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OSS

"You know, with windows versus Linux, Windows got there first by a long shot. It was the entrenched party. So Linux is the scrappy upstart. In the case of robotics, open source got there first. The community grew up doing things the open source way. There was actually a period in the mid-2000s where Microsoft put a lot of effort into its Windows-based Robotics Developer Studio. It had really good features, but it's never taken off. So yeah, I think robotics are proving to be a different situation than what happened with personal computing."

Long live Linux. Long live ROS. Long live open source.

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BakAndImgCD 16.0 Data Backup and Disk Cloning Live CD Is Available for Download

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Linux

Today, 4MLinux founder Zbigniew Konojacki has informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his BakAndImgCD 16.0 Live CD, a fork of the 4MLinux operating system used for data backup and disk imaging operations.

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Phoronix on Linux, Graphics

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