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November 2017

Proposed Pentagon bill would see massive open source software push in 2018 (11/15/17)

A Windows 10 alternative: Microsoft should embrace, extend Linux on the desktop (11/15/17)

Linux totally dominates supercomputers (11/14/17)

The new long-term Linux kernel, Linux 4.14, has arrived (11/14/17)

Arch Linux ends support for 32-bit systems (11/09/17)

Linux security: Google fuzzer finds ton of holes in kernel’s USB subsystem (11/08/17)

Samsung phones soon can run true GNU/Linux distributions (11/08/17)

Linux pioneer Munich support Windows 10 rollout from 2020 in key vote (11/08/17)

What’s new in Fedora Linux 27 (11/01/17)

Yes, you can use Linux without knowing the command line (11/01/17) Webmaster: Thank you, Jack! I’ve said this from the first day I began using Linux. Linux is a new users dream! 

Zorin OS: From the hobby project of two teenagers to a growing startup (11/01/17)

What’s new in Fedora Linux 27? (11/01/17)

October 2017

Linux KDE is out, LMDE 3 is in (10/27/17)

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS code name and release date are out now (10/26/17)

Ubuntu’s parent company Canonical is heading for an IPO (10/26/17)

Who’s building Linux in 2017? (10/24/17)

Ubuntu 17.10: Hands-on with Artful Aardvark (10/20/17)

Ubuntu Linux will never be same after version 17.10 (10/20/17)

Ubuntu 17.10 is back on track with GNOME: Here’s why that’s a good thing (10/18/17)

How to switch to Xorg to Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 (10/14/17)

Ditching Windows for Linux led to ‘major difficulties’ says open-source champion Munich (10/10/17) Webmaster: Opinion – What happened is thanks to a poorly executed rollout & support plan by the IT department, not Linux. They simply didn’t keep it on the drawing board and in pre-rollout testing before they rushed to get it out. 

An overview of Clear Linux, it’s features and installation procedure (10/07/17)

Linux Market Share is Stupid | For the Record (10/04/17) (Video: 20:23 in length) Webmaster: An opinion video by Matt Hartley at Freedom Penguin. Extremely interesting and thought provocative.

No, the Linux desktop hasn’t jumped in popularity (10/04/17)

Great news! LTS release of Linux kernel will be supported for 6 years now (10/03/17)

September 2017

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it (09/27/17) Webmaster: Of note in this article by J.A. Watson is the fact that the current version of Manjaro Linux 17.x series will be the last release of a 32-bit edition. Even if you do not need this now, I would suggest that you download and save it for the ‘rainy day’ when you have an older system that will require 32-bit software. 

When Microsoft met SUSE: The Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger every day (09/28/17)

PAY ATTENTION! Ubuntu is officially dropping support for 32-bit Desktop images (09/28/17)

4 Features that make GNOME 3.26 worth the switch (09/27/17)

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it (09/27/17)

Manjaro Linux discontinues 32-bit support (09/21/17)

Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” information released (09/20/17

How to enable split paragraphs in Libre Office Writer (09/20/17)

How to create a Bootable Windows 10 USB in Linux (09/19/17)

First Linux 4.14 release adds “very core” features, arrives in time for kernel’s 26th birthday (09/18/17)

Fake a Hollywood Hacker screen in Linux Terminal (09/15/17)

StationX announces new laptop customized for Manjaro Linux (09/13/17)

Hands On: Keeping a very old laptop useful with Linux (09/11/17)

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life (09/05/17)

Desktop Linux now has it’s highest market share ever (09/05/17)

9 Amazing facts about SUSE Linux you should know (09/02/17)

So what can you actually do with Linux? A guide for beginners (09/01/17)

August 2017

No strategic for Canonical, says says Mark Shuttleworth (08/23/17)

Windows vs Linux: What’s the best operating system? (08/20/17)

The Ups and downs of 20 years with the GNOME desktop (08/16/17)

Station X is making gorgeous Linux computers (08/11/17)

Linux Mint 18.2: Still the best Linux desktop (08/10/17)

28 Things to do after a fresh installation of Fedora 26 workstation (08/01/17)

The most important corporate server Linux gets refreshed: Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (08/01/17)

July 2017

A brief look at ‘sudo’ for beginners in Linux (07/31/17)

LibreOffice 5.4 free cross-platform office suite is out (07/28/17)

Why Evolution should be the default Linux email client (07/26/17)

10 Linux tips to help you get the most out of open source OS (07/20/17)

Mageia 6 released: Features and installation (07/20/17)

Meet Nitrux: The most beautiful Linux distribution ever (07/19/17)

Open source is taking over Europe! (07/16/17)

Linux Foundation offers free introduction to Kubernetes class (07/12/17)

Fedora 26 is released! Check out the new features (07/12/17)

Debian reveals bug that causes unpredictable system behavior in some Intel processors (07/06/17)

Debian GNU/Linux: Jessie is out, Stretch is in, Buster is started (07/06/17)

Will Pop!_OS strengthen or harm System 76? (07/05/17)

Linux Kernel 4.12 is out! These are the most important features (07/03/17)

Linux Mint 18.2 arrives: Here’s what to look out for (07/03/0\17)

Linux Mint 18.2 released (07/03/17)

Linux just got one of it’s biggest kernel updates yet says Linux Torvalds (07/03/17)

6 Best VPN Services with lifetime subscription (07/03/17)

June 2017

Linux’s systemd vulnerable to DNS server attack (06/29/17)

The benefits of Linux servers (06/28/17)

Linux is running on almost all of the Top 500 supercomputers (06/24/17)

Finally! WPS Office has a new release for Linux (06/15/17) Webmaster: Based on personal experience I recommend this productivity suite highly. Second only to Libre Office. 

Ubuntu 17.10: Finally, and exciting Ubuntu release (06/14/17)

How to use Linux’s built-in USB protection (06/14/17)

Why the largest companies in the world count on Linux servers (06/13/17)

How to know the version of application before installing in Ubuntu (06/10/17)

How to get rid of the system crash popup in Ubuntu Linux (06/07/17)

Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 released, drops support for 32 bit PAE hardware (06/05/17)

Why you must patch the new Linux sudo security hole (06/05/17)

How to protect Samba from the SambaCry exploit (06/01/17)

May 2017

5 Myths about Linux that scares away new users (05/29/17)

It’s not just Windows anymore; Samba has a major SMB bug (05/26/17)

5 Rock-solid Linux distros for developers (05/21/17)

Linux Mint 18.2 Ubuntu-based operating system is named ‘Sonya’ (05/20/17)

WannaCrypt makes an easy case for Linux (05/18/17)

A comparison of GNU/Linux Dock Applications (05/16/17)

VLC Media Player released (05/13/17)

Tips for picking a GNU/Linux distribution (05/10/17)

Webmaster: This author has some excellent points to consider in reference to selecting a version of Linux that will suit your needs. He prefers ARCH, however, that is a personal preference on his part. Especially for new users who have been using Windows in the past, I highly recommend Linux Mint w/Cinnamon desktop. Stable, user friendly, and a breeze to install and use. 

Thunderbird’s new home is .. The Mozilla Foundation (05/09/17)

Canonical starts IPO path (05/08/17)

Kali Linux review: Not everyone’s cup of tea (05/03/17)

Linux kernel 4.11 released (05/01/17)

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Linux Mint Monthly Blog

The Linux Mint Blog – July, 2017 (07/31/17)

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Ubuntu Linux Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #520 (09/19/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #519 (09/05/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #518 (09/04/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #517 (08/22/17)

Welome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #516 (08/15/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #515 (08/01/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #514 (07/17/17)

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #513 (07/03/17)


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Linux Podcast Sites

7 Podcasts that a Linux user should follow – #1 on the list, The Linux Action Show, is no longer being broadcast

mintCast – The podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux

Ubuntu Podcast – For all users of Ubuntu Linux

5 Best Linux Sysadmin Blogs




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Miscellaneous Articles 

LibreOffice’s interface gets a long overdue makeover (01/03/17)

Dedicated FOSS computer lab at IIT Bombay (12/13/16)

Linux Mint 18: Fresher than ever (08/09/16)

Our first look at Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 (07/25/16)

Linux Mint v17.3 Cinnamon Review (12/14/15)

Turnkey Linux 14: Small business server Linux made easy (09/25/15)

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