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Mike Johnston

By Mike Johnston

October 13, 2016

It's been a great day for Linux geeks (and those of us with distro hopping issues) because Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 to the public. This version, dubbed Yakkety Yak, is now available for all to download from the Ubuntu website.Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017 therefore if you are looking for an OS with long term support, stick with 16.04 for now. Ubuntu 16.10... Read More →

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Mike Johnston

By Mike Johnston

October 6, 2016

I've been a Linux user for as long as I can remember. Pretty much since I was a kid (I'm now 41) and there was a Linux distribution I could find. I didn't start with just Linux though.. I was installing OS/2 by floppy disk (30 or so of them) which was basically akin to punching oneself in the face for hours on end, especially when the last or next to last disk failed repeatedy and you had to... Read More →

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Mike Johnston

By Mike Johnston

June 14, 2016

A new version of the popular Elementary OS is now available. A variant of Ubuntu, Elementary OS is a Linux distribution that uses the Pantheon desktop. The newest release, nicknamed Loki, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and as such, gets Gtk 3.18, Vala 0.32, and a more current Linux 4.4 kernel.Here are some screenshots from this release:For a full summary of the changes in this new upcoming release,... Read More →

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Mike Johnston

By Mike Johnston

May 15, 2016

I'm a huge fan of simplicity and elegance and I was very excited when I first saw a new Linux distribution called Budgie Remix hit the news. For those who are unaware, Budgie Remix is a distribution featuring the beautiful Budgie Desktop.Here's a screenshot of my desktop as I write this:Yes, I'm a bit of a gamer and Budgie Remix does a great job of getting out of the way and looking good doing... Read More →

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