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April 2018

Microsoft says its new Linux-based OS will secure IoT devices for a decade (04/17/18) Webmaster: IMO, if the idea of Microsoft doing anything ‘secure’ would be laughable if it weren’t so pathetic.

Microsoft releases its first Linux product (04/17/18) Webmaster: For those that share this as good news I’m happy you feel that way. For me, anything that Microsoft has to do with Linux is very negative. Windows is the worst OS ever written and foisted on the public. It has more problems, more vulnerabilities, more flaws, more ‘glitches’ that require the highest and most expensive level of ongoing maintenance and support than any other OS in history. Please, Microsoft, just go away. Leave Linux alone, It’s not broken and it doesn’t need to be fixed.

Linux is under your hood (04/11/18)

Linux 4.16 arrives, bringing more Spectre and Meltdown fixes (04/03/18)

March 2018

Happy 25th Birthday Red Hat Linux (03/27/18)

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside (03/25/18)

Ubuntu’s Bionic Beaver brings GNOME 3.28, minimal installation, and faster booting (in theory) (03.21.18)

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster (03/19/18)

Oracle patches Spectre for Red Hat (03/15/18)

Linux Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report (03/15/18)

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Beta 1 released (03/14/18)

Linux beats legal threat from one of its own developers (03/09/18)

Hands on: Installing five different Linux distributions on my new HP laptop (03/02/18)

Open source disk cleaner app BleachBit gets first update after 19 months (03/01/18)

February 2018

Ubuntu wants to collect more diagnostic data (02/17/18)

A look at Linux Mint 18.3 KDE – The last KDE Linux Mint (02/15/18)

The most popular Linux programs are …. (02812/18)

Linux Meltdown patch: ‘Up to 800 percent CPU overhead’, Netflix tests show (02/12/18)

Comparing Office Suites: What features are vital to your workflow? (02/09/18)

One million Linux and open-source classes taken (02/06/18)

What’s coming to Elementary OS 5.0 Juno (02/04/18)

Skype released as Snap for Linux (02/02/18)

January 2018

LibreOffice 6.0 released with major improvements and new features (01/31/18)

Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown & Spectre (01/29/18)

Thunderbird 52.6.0 with security fixes released (01/26/18)

OCS Store: One Stop Shop all of your Linux software customization needs (01/23/18)

Wine 3.0 with Direct3D 10 and 11 support (01/18/18)

How to tell if your Linux machine is patched against Meltdown and Spectre (01/17/18)

No more Ubuntu! Debian is the new choice for Google’s in-house Linux distribution (01/17/18)

How to check and patch Meltdown CPU vulnerability in Linux (01/17/18)

Why users are keeping Linux from gaining market share (01/06/18) – Webmaster: Jack Wallen actually wrote this a while back. However, it’s still very relevant today and definitely worth repeating. 

An incident worth noticing: Linux kernel mailing list website goes down for days (01/14/18)

POP OS Review: Is this beautiful Linux distribution worth your time? (01/13/18) Webmaster: Really great review of this OS released by System 76. Worth your time to read. 

Linux vs. Meltdown: Ubuntu gets second update after first one fails to boot (01/11/18)

City of Barcelona kicks out Microsoft in favor of Linux and Open Source (01/11/18) Webmaster: WOW! Absolutely wonderful news!

LInux Mint security notice on Meltdown and Spectre (01/10/18)  Webmaster: Go to the Linux Mint blog for more information on this issue.

Linux security concerns rise as hackers target the OS (01/09/18) – Webmaster: While I would certainly be the first to state that we all should be cybersecurity aware, I am convinced that Linux is without doubt the safest and most secure operating system available today. 

What Linux users must know about Meltdown and Specture bugs impacting CPUs (01/05/18)

Linux Mint team targets May or June 2018 for Linux Mint 19 release (01/04/18)

Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw (01/03/18) Webmaster: Thanks a lot, Intel, — for absolutely nothing! 

December 2017

EzeeLinux Show 18.0 | Linux Grows in 2017 (12/30/17) Webmaster: Article & video by Joe Collins, Linux Consultant & Educator. Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel. You can learn oh-so-much from this treasured source. 

NVIDIA Ends support for 32-bit Linux (12/25/17) Webmaster: WOW! There are going to be a huge pile of unusable laptop units hitting the curbside pickup. Truly sad! Be sure to read this entire article. Security releases will be forthcoming till January, 2019. After that, it’s over. This not only affects all distros of Linux, but Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10 as well. 

Canonical temporarily removes Ubuntu 17.10 downloads (12/21/17)

Red Hat on its way to becoming the first billion-dollar-a-quarter open-source company (12/20/17)

LXLE Review: A hassle-free Linux for older hardware (12/16/17)

Open Source OS still supporting 32-bit architecture and why it’s important (12/12/17)

Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward (12/12/17)

Linux Kernel 5.0 will be coming in the summer of 2018 (12/10/17)

2018: The year of the open source desktop, browser, and office suite (12/06/17) Webmaster: I sure do hope that your predictions come true. That would be just great!

Christmas gift ideas for GNU/Linux fans! (12/06/17) Webmaster: These are gift ideas that would be nice no matter what time of year it is! Linux lovers ALWAYS love Linux gifts! 

Crossover 17 release brings Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux (12/06/17)

November 2017

2017: A year of highs and lows for Linux and open source (11/29/17)

Long-term Linux support future clarified (11/27/17)

Hands on with Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon and Mate (11/27/17) Webmaster: All Mint 18.x releases LTS (Long Term Support) and will be supported until 2021. 

Windows 10 switchover will cost Linux champion Munich $90M (11/21/17) – Webmaster: I say, what a mess they’ve made —- 

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)

All 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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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 – December, 2017 (12/01/17)

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Ubuntu Linux Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the weekly Ubuntu newsletter #523 (04/08/18)

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




The Geek Stuff


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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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