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Pantheon Desktop Makes Linux Elementary
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Developers of U.S.-based Elementary OS recently released the community’s annual major update, Juno 5. What makes this distro so nontraditional is its own desktop interface, called “Pantheon.” This desktop interface is somewhat of a hybrid, inspired by Apple’s Debian Ubuntu-based OS X. It combines some similarities of the GNOME 3 Shell with the visual finesse […]

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Deepin Builds a Better Linux Desktop
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Deepin 15.8, released last month, is loaded with more efficient layout tweaks that give the distribution greater functionality and maturity. Deepin, based in China, shed its Ubuntu base when with the 2015 release of version 15, which favored Debian Linux. That brought numerous subtle changes in the code base and software roots. Ubuntu Linux itself […]

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Snapchat’s new Camera desktop camera app brings AR masks to Twitch, Skype…
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Snapchat is launching its first Mac and Windows software that takes over your webcam and brings its augmented reality effects to other video streaming and calling services. Snap Camera can be selected as a camera output in OBS Skype, YouTube, Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, and more plus browser-based apps like Facebook Live so you can […]

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Desktop Consolidation Gives SparkyLinux a Clearer Focus
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SparkyLinux is experiencing growing pains. You could say that this very capable Linux distribution was just too much of a great thing to last. Users previously had access to a continuously updated list of more than a dozen different download options. Depending on which variety you selected, you could choose from a wide range of […]

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Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up RoboLinux Raptor
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RoboLinux is a unique distro that focuses on incorporating Windows versions XP through 10 within a fully functional Linux operating system. You might never need the Stealth VM features that let you easily install and run Microsoft Windows within most any Linux distro. Still, RoboLinux is a topnotch general purpose Linux computing platform that comes […]

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GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop
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Enlarge / The dark block on the left is the four-core Zen CCX. On the right is the GPU. (credit: AMD) AMD has launched a new range of Ryzen Pro processors that gives the company an important new weapon in its competition with Intel. Last year, AMD introduced Ryzen Pro, a range of processors aimed […]

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New Ubuntu Rethinks Desktop Ecosystem
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Canonical on Thursday released Ubuntu Linux 18.04, which utilizes live patching and a new metric data collection system. Notably missing is the Unity desktop that had distinguished the distro but was poorly received. Canonical last year made the switch from Unity 7 to upstream GNOME as Ubuntu’s default desktop environment. Unity is not an option […]

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OneNote desktop app end-of-lifed, replaced with Windows 10 UWP
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Enlarge / OneNote UWP. (credit: Microsoft) While the main Office apps remain traditional desktop Windows applications, Microsoft has been developing a modern version of OneNote using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs for some years; it’s arguably one of the more complex and capable UWP applications available today. In Office 2019 shipping later this year, […]

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Deepin Desktop Props Up Pardus Linux
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The Pardus Linux distro offers an inviting computing experience with both old and new options. However, a dual development path narrows its user appeal. Pardus suffers from sharing its personality — splitting its attention between an enterprise edition and a community version. While they both share the same distro name, they come from different developer […]

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