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July 1, 2020
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Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk

Linux Mint recently released its latest long-term support (LTS) version of its popular desktop Linux desktop, Linux Mint 20, “Ulyana.” This edition, based on Canonical‘s Ubuntu 20.04, is, once more, an outstanding Linux desktop distribution. Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one … Continue reading

June 17, 2020
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Parallels and Google to bring full-featured Windows applications to Chrome Enterprise

You’ve long been able to run some Windows apps on Chromebooks with CodeWeaver’s Crossover Chrome OS, a beta program. And if you absolutely have to run Microsoft Office — not Google Docs — Microsoft supports Office and Microsoft 365 on Chromebooks. But that still … 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