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Tails 4.22 says hello and asks for my preferred language settings

In an older article on Linux Gossip I wrote about Septor Linux and mentioned Tails briefly as an alternative, highlighting my dislike of the distribution’s choice of desktop environment.

Today I’m giving Tails (+ GNOME) another chance and I want to turn my experience into a quick review. I’m making…

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One of the coolest things about Linux distributions is the terminal emulator at your fingertips. If you like shortcuts, then the terminal is for you!

Sure, in Windows you’ve got Powershell, and on macOS there’s also a terminal— but with Linux everything seems to be so much easier.

Let’s look…

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One of the most crucial technologies contained in Linux/Unix distributions is built around the SSL cryptographic protocol. OpenSSL is arguably the most popular implementation. But as always in the free software world, users have a choice. Some distributions use other SSL implementations like LibreSSL, forked from OpenSSL in 2014. …

Ubuntu Studio 20.04.3 desktop (launched virtually with VirtualBox and Solus as the host system)

Testing Ubuntu Studio has been on the agenda since 2020. Today I’m trying out Ubuntu Studio 20.04.3 in a virtual live environment via VirtualBox. It’s just a quick test to show what the distribution is about and what’s included.

I downloaded the amd64 version from the official Ubuntu server: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/20.04.3/release/ubuntustudio-20.04.3-dvd-amd64.iso

openindiana hipster screenshot

The OpenIndiana “Hipster” distribution has been updated to version 2020.10 with lots of improvements, and, according to the release notes, a couple of important bugfixes.

OpenIndiana 2020.10 comes with the MATE desktop environment and the standard MATE applications pre-installed.

The operating system inherits Sun Microsystems’ interpretation of a Unix-based Kernel…

Fedora 33 Workstation Edition — “Take the tour to discover essential features.”

Following the tight release schedule of two releases per year, the Fedora project updated all their distributions to version 33 on October 27th, 2020. As expected, it runs well and comes with all the good stuff from “Rawhide” — and more!

Fedora 33 Workstation Release Features

Fedora 33 received several useful updates, bugfixes, and new…

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Groovy Gorilla — Ubuntu 20.10 desktop wallpaper

Six months after the successful release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS another animal-themed alliteration steers the way of the current iteration of this hugely popular operating system: Groovy Gorilla is the codename of Ubuntu 20.10, released October 22nd, 2020.

The most important changes are listed below. You can find the Ubuntu…

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