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Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 - what does the future look like?

You could recently read reviews of different flavours of Ubuntu 17.04 on Linux notes from DarkDuck blog: Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu.And you all remember the recent announcement…

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The Linux Virus: how it can be

Downloaded the virus for Linux.Unzipped it.Installed it under root.It didn`t start. Spent 2 hours googling. Realised that the virus instead of /usr/local/bininstalled itself into /usr/bin...

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Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?

When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at...

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Ubuntu MATE 17.04 - Fast Forward to the Past

Linux notes from DarkDuck has recently published reviews of two of the most popular flavours of the Ubuntu 17.04 family: Lubuntuand Kubuntugot most of the orders from BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk...

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Solus - how far will it go?

Solus is not a new operating system for this blog. There were a couple of reviews of Solus OS 1.2 back in 2012, one of them I wrote myself while another was a guest post.However, there...

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Lubuntu 17.04 - simple evolution

Some of you may find it bizarre, but BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk, the commercial arm of this blog Linux notes from DarkDuck really gets orders for disks with different operating systems. We recently...

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Kubuntu 17.04 - the next generation

As usual, every April and October are the months when many people in the Linux community wait for the new releases of their favourite operating systems.Canonical released the newest...

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Why Choose Linux Operating System?

Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It`s one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don`t understand...

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Linux-friendly Yandex.Disk - get 32 GB additional free storage

Yandex.Disk is one of the most Linux-friendly platform for cloud file storage.Linux notes from DarkDuck had published a how-to guide for running Yandex.Disk application on your Linux...

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The theater of Linux distributions

Linux notes from DarkDuck has recently published an article with a very interesting classification of Linux distributions.I’ll add one more: the Theater distros.Like a play in a theater...

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Users wait for Ubuntu more than any other distribution

Linux notes from DarkDuckblog likes to run different polls for the readers. The most recent poll was about the most awaited distribution for the second quarter of 2017. It is time now...

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Ubuntu 17.10 switches name to Cyrillic Alphabet

Ubuntu is one of the most famous, and no doubt the most widely used, Linux distributions in the world. It made Linux a household name.Since 2006 Ubuntu has given its new releases names...

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Some great blog news

Several news about the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog came last week, and I`d like to share them with you, my readers.1. First of all, the number of likes for the Facebook page of this...

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Pre-order your own disk with Ubuntu 17.04

Ladies and gentlemen, it is the same time of the year again. It is March, and it means that the release of the next generation of your favourite operating system will be released in...

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Ethical Hacking on Linux? What is it?

Ethical Hacking and Penetration, Step by Step with Kali Linux, is a new book by cyber security expert Rassoul Ghaznavi-Zadeh. An IT security consultant since 1999, Rassoul began as...

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The most awaited distribution in Q2 2017

The second quarter of 2017 promises to be very interesting.Several distributions schedule their release between April and June 2017.Apart from two usual competitors that issue their...

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Fedora 25 KDE: disappointing experience

Fedora is not a frequent guest on the review deck of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. The most recent review was of Fedora 22back in July 2015. That was a review of the GNOME version...

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4 categories of Linux distributions

There are different Linux distributions. If you just go to Distrowatch site, you will find hundreds of them listed there. Some of them even have my reviews listed. And how many distributions...

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MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal

The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. However, its predecessors MEPIS and antiX were both popular some time ago. I even reviewed SimplyMEPIS 11.0 KDE...

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GeckoLinux Plasma: for Die Hard OpenSuSE fans

The old fans of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog know that it is mostly about reviews of Live versions of various Linux operating systems. That is why OpenSuSE has not been reviewed for...

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Top 5 posts from 2016 (version 3)

Last couple of weeks I posted the Top 5s for the most popular posts from 2016. They were taken from the pageviews statistics of the Blogger and from the number of Google+endorsements.To...

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Top 5 posts from 2016 (version 2)

Last time you could see the Top 5 list of articles published by Linux notes from DarkDuck in 2016 by the pageview statistics gathered by Blogger, the blog hosting platform.Of course...

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Top 5 posts from 2016 (version 1)

The year 2016 is in the past now.There were many articles and reviews published by Linux notes from DarkDuck blog during the year. Let`s look back and see which ones were the most popular....

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OpenMandriva Lx 3.0: a faint shadow of name

Mandriva may be a name unfamiliar to people who came to the Linux world recently, but it is very familiar to old Linux users. It was one of the first distributions ever created. It...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

Another year has gone. It was a nice year. A year full of new reviews and Linux-related articles. A year when many troubles went away. A year of new life. A year of hope. A year of...

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Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Performance monitoring in Linux system is a MUST and very important process. It is always suggested to get automated performance alerts through monitoring tools. Linux monitoring systems...

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Zorin 12 Core: unpolished diamond

One of the most anxiously awaited distributions in the Linux world this autumn was Zorin OS. The anxiety was intense, since the last release of Zorin OS 11stopped receiving any updates...

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ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

ROSA is a Linux distribution forked some time ago from Mandriva Linux by a team of Russian developers, Rosa Lab, or officially LLC NTC-IT ROSA.I reviewed their distributions several...

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Does Linux community trust Microsoft?

The hype of few past weeks was all about Microsoft joying the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. I purposely don`t put any link in here because only a lazy blogger missed that news...

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Exclusive discount for the blog readers

My dear readers!You all know that Christmas is just around the corner! This is time where we all buy and receive gifts for and from our friends and family!What can be better than saving...

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