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The ‘Year of the Linux desktop’ never came, and it never will

Every culture has its myths and prophecies. For Linux users, it was “The Year of The Linux Desktop.” The idea: someday in the future, likely soon, …

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that?Let me …

Endless introduces Linux mini desktop PCs for American market

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Question: Is Linux a Bad Desktop Operating System?

Q&A session with Linus Torvalds: Why is Linux not competitive on desktop?

Beginner's Guide to the Linux Desktop

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2016)<p>There is much talk in the Linux world about the mythical “average user.” There is no such thing with Linux. First …

How Long Will Desktop Linux Last?

We may be nearing time for a fond farewell to desktop Linux.

Pi To Take Over The Desktop?

The amazing success of the Raspberry Pi has had many impacts on the computing world and some of them are yet to be felt. The latest move makes the …

$89 Pinebook Linux Laptop Expected to Launch in February

An 11.6-inch ARM laptop for $89 is a bargain, but there's also a 14-inch model for $99.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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Here's why free Linux won't take over PCs in 2017

Q: I’ve been using the free Linux operating system on my PC for 10 years, and I wonder why more people don’t have it. It’s easy to use, there is free …

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Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation

After a long campaign against open source and Linux, Microsoft has for the past few been pushing its love of the popular operating system. On …

"Linux Sucks" - 2016

How does Linux need to change to achieve the 'year of the Linux desktop?'

Changes and the year of the Linux desktop<p>The year of the Linux desktop has long been the unicorn of the open source movement. People have looked for …

Does anyone (besides me) actually use Linux as their gaming OS on their gaming rig(s) -- are you primarily a gamer who uses Linux as their (main) OS? (self.linux_gaming)

So, I am primarily a gamer, it's what I do mainly with my PC (a high-ish end gaming rig) and Linux is the only OS I use on it. I just find Linux to …

From OSX to Ubuntu

<b>A year earlier I decided to switch from OSX to Ubuntu, so now is a good time to make a little retrospective. TL;DR: Linux now offers a pleasant</b> …

Linux Took Over the Web. Now, It's Taking Over the World

On August 25, 1991, a Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced a new project. "I'm doing a (free) operating system," he wrote …

Is Linux Mint 18 the best desktop operating system?

Linux Mint 18 has been out for a little while now, and so far it’s getting mostly positive reviews. But one writer at ZDNet thinks that it’s the best …

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Acer's new Aspire C Series of all-in-one PCs offers Linux, FreeDOS options

Available in 21.5-inch and 23.8-inch options with ultra-slim bezels, the all-in-ones can be purchased with either Windows 10, FreeDOS or Linpus …

Consumer Tech

Year of the Linux desktop: better luck next time

Every upcoming new year has been predicted, or wished rather, to be the year when the Linux operating system in its desktop form would finally …

The Linux and Windows Ecosystems are Converging. Here's Why It Matters

Windows is starting to look a lot like Linux -- and vice versa. As the feature sets and use cases for these two operating systems converge, the line …