Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
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The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it may be the best desktop operating system ever, period.
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 is available today. And with it SLES 12 brings several significant new features and extensions to the desktop and to the datacenter.
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.
You can install any modern Windows or Linux version, desktop or server, using Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. But you'll need to bring your own license and software for the base OS. Here's how to get that OS cheap or even free.
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.
The popular Linux desktop has its first major renovation in over six years.
Google has released details for how to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on some Linux distributions.
UPDATED. DistroWatch, one of the most popular Linux desktop sites, stumbled over the July 4 weekend. The site's management has told ZDNet that they expect the site to return shortly.
Another release in the Makulu Linux family, this the with the KDE desktop to join the Xfce desktop released a couple of weeks ago.
I've used hundreds of Linux desktops over the years, and Mint 17 with Cinnamon is my favorite one to date.
AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
You'd better get ready for the personal computing, BYOD, and corporate computing revolution. Linux is coming to a desktop near you. But not like you think or had hoped. It's coming in the form of the Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
XP's support life is quickly coming to an end. Fortunately for Windows XP users, there's a Linux desktop--Linux Mint--that has the same look and feel but with far better security and speed.
The scarcity of Linux desktops might keep it safe from malware, but web servers, dominated by the OS, are a different matter.
CentOS has long been considered a server operating system, but it is a very capable and stable platform for the desktop as well with long term support.
Ubuntu 2014: One Linux codebase to rule them all: smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
Heady forecasts showing Linux would become a major player on the desktop, on the server, and in embedded systems were published back in 1994. While the prognostications proved correct for server and embedded operating systems, what happened on the desktop?
If you want to a bleeding edge desktop or server Linux, then Fedora is the Linux distribution for you. If you want to play it safe, try something else.
KVM, the long a popular x86 Linux virtualization technology, will appear in IBM's Power architecture in 2014.
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