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

Now in beta form, this new distro combines Linux Mint's traditionally flavored desktop with the popular rolling release distribution.

GNOME: The traditional Linux desktop is coming back

A new 'classic mode' will soon re-create the old GNOME 2's popular look and feel.

Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

Based on the new Ubuntu 12.10, this user-friendly operating system packs numerous updates, fixes, and new features.

Delays beset the Linux Foundation's Secure Boot workaround

'We’re still waiting for Microsoft' to provide a validly signed pre-bootloader, the nonprofit consortium says.

Calling all Linux Mint fans: There's a new online store to check out

Thanks to a new partnership with ThinkPenguin, several PCs are now available with Mint preloaded.

A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

Now available with 12 months of support, this software lets Windows apps run on other platforms.

Ubuntu Linux's Amazon integration gets a thumbs-down from the EFF

Online search results should be disabled by default, the advocacy group says.

Goodbye and farewell to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'

This paradigm-changing version of Canonical's popular Linux distro has now reached end of life.

For a beginner-friendly distro, try Linux Lite 1.0.0

Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, this brand-new distribution uses the lightweight Xfce desktop and offers five years of support.

Don't like Ubuntu's Unity? Try the new GNOME Remix instead

This new Linux flavor combines GNOME 3.6 with Canonical's newly released Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal.'

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Windows 8: Businesses may take years to adopt new OS

Windows 8 is so different from Windows 7 that the learning curve for end users will be a nightmare

Ubuntu Tweak: After three days 'dead,' user outcry brings it back to life

A brand-new Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1 can now be used to customize Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal.'

Sabayon 10 adds a GNOME 2-flavored 'MATE' edition

Four desktop options now greet users of this popular Linux distribution.