Splashtop comes to Ubuntu Linux with a speedy remote desktop option

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Windows and Mac users may already be familiar with Splashtop's Streamer remote desktop software, but until just recently Linux users didn't have that option for accessing their PCs from a mobile device.

Instead, Virtual Network Computing (VNC) has long been the primary solution for Linux users.

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Two key features star in the new Fedora 18 beta

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The Fedora Project on Tuesday announced the long-awaited beta release of Fedora Linux 18, complete with numerous improvements for users, developers, and systems administrators.

Several delays beset the project during this release cycle following the release of Fedora 17 back in May, but the final version of the Red Hat-sponsored Linux distribution--code-named “Spherical Cow”--is now due in January.

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With 'Cinnarch,' Arch Linux gets a sprinkle of Cinnamon

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Hard on the heels of the news that the old GNOME 2 desktop is coming back by popular demand, the Cinnarch project late last week announced that its new Linux distribution combining Arch Linux with the alternative Cinnamon desktop environment has now reached beta.

Cinnamon, of course, is a fork of the GNOME Shell interface launched by the Linux Mint team last December as a more traditionally flavored option for users not fond of the mobile-inspired  Unity or GNOME 3.

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GNOME: The traditional Linux desktop is coming back

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It would be difficult to imagine a more vivid testament to many Linux users' dislike of the new-style GNOME 3 desktop than the many alternative options that have sprung up in response.

Ubuntu's Unity, of course, has been another motivating factor.

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Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

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It seems like the shiny new Linux releases are coming fast and furious this fall, and this week has been no exception.

Just a month or so after the widely trumpeted release of Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal,” the Linux Mint project on Tuesday unveiled its own latest update, Linux Mint 14 “Nadia.”

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Delays beset the Linux Foundation's Secure Boot workaround

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Linux aficionados who have been watching the Windows 8 Secure Boot saga unfold in recent months will likely remember that the Linux Foundation itself last month unveiled plans for a workaround that would help Linux users get past the problem.

On Tuesday, however, James Bottomley, chair of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, admitted that the effort was not progressing as quickly and smoothly as had been originally hoped.

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System76 unveils an 'extreme performance' Ubuntu Linux laptop

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Fans of Linux in general or Ubuntu in particular may remember the launch late last month of System76's Sable Complete all-in-one Ubuntu desktop PC featuring a 21.5-inch, high-definition 1080p display and quad-core, third-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.

Now priced $50 cheaper than it was at the time, that new device surely made it onto more than a few holiday wish lists.

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