While Unity 8 was something a lot of Ubuntu fans looked forward to, rolling with the GNOME project again has some positive points.
We really wanted the Dell Precision 5520 with Ubuntu to be a top-tier mobile Linux workstation, but we got a compatibility nightmare instead.
Whether it's for the home or home office, a Linux server can provide an array of digital services for the family or a budding business.
Long-term support (LTS) versions of Ubuntu are released in even-numbered years. The new Ubuntu coming out in April will only be supported until 2019.
WebAssembly's embedded binary format has the ability to speed up performance and make applications available across platforms.
AMD adds support for Zen's SMT in kernel code.
Kaby Lake got its groove back on Linux.
Want to use Google Drive or Dropbox storage and still keep your data private? The Rclone command-line tool adds a reassuring layer of security.
UBports will show off Ubuntu Touch on a Fairphone 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Arch Linux is just the first to stop offering a 32-bit (or i686) version; expect other mainstream Linux desktop distributions to follow suit.
Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition, now with Kaby Lake and Ubuntu 16.04, is the best mainstream Linux laptop around.
Bash's history feature is a useful tool, if you know how to use it, and how to keep it clean of private data.
From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.
AppImages, snaps, and flatpaks will all try to make installing and running software on desktop Linux easier and safer.
A lot has happened in the world of open-source in 2016. Let's recap.
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