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June 10, 2020
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Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition (2020) hands-on: A great laptop for hard-working developers

For years, most major computing manufacturers ignored Linux desktops. Oh, Dell kept selling them, and smaller Linux vendors like Purism, System76, and ZaReason kept the Linux desktop flame alive, but that was about it. Now, Lenovo has re-engaged with the Linux desktop, and Dell continues to … Continue reading

June 8, 2020
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Ubuntu opens the door to talking with Linux Mint about Snap

The popular Linux Mint distribution’s developers were fed up with how Canonical‘s Ubuntu Linux was dealing with the Chromium web browser in its Snap application installation system, so they took action. Clement “Clem” Lefebvre, Mint’s lead developer, decided that Mint’s default software installation APT will block Snaps, Snap’s core program, from installing … Continue reading

June 5, 2020
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Linux Mint dumps Ubuntu Snap

Linux Mint is one of the most popular Linux distributions, and it’s my favorite. In part because, while it’s based on Debian Linux and Ubuntu, it goes its own way. For example, its developers created their own excellent desktop interface, Cinnamon. Now, Mint’s programmers, led by … Continue reading

April 23, 2020
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Ubuntu 20.04 arrives with Linux 5.4 kernel and WireGuard VPN

As expected, Canonical has released the newest version of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, Ubuntu 20.04. This long-term-support (LTS) version is more than just the latest version of one of the most popular Linux distributions; it’s a major update for desktop, … Continue reading