Category: Linux

  • The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 21 April 2017

    There was a time when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system, and indeed one that was labelled as a cancer by Microsoft former CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Times have now changed as the 25-year-old operating system has made some serious inroads in the server market, then ...

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  • Is Xfce better than Windows 10?

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 January 2017

    One of the best things about Linux is the range of choices it offers when it comes to desktop environments. There really is a Linux desktop for everybody out there, no matter what hardware ...

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  • 5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 January 2017

    With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it is sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always ...

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  • Install Mod_Pagespeed to Speed Up Apache and Nginx

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 28 April 2016

    This is our on going series on Apache optimization and performance tuning, here we are introducing a new Googles product called mod_pagespeed module for Apache or Nginx that makes the web site load much faster than ever.

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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 22 April 2016

    It is finally here: the stable Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release is now available to download.

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical, the company that makes Ubuntu.

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  • Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 30 November 2015

    The Android Marshmallow update is out now for certain devices. It's just out for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9 as well as the Nexus Player. LG is the first third-party manufacturer to force its update through, and it's out now for those in Poland. Many other manufacturers have also ...

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  • Fedora 23 Server for z Systems available now

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 November 2015

    Fedora 23 Server for z Systems (i.e. the s390x architecture) is now released and available for download. This release provides the new features and updates in Fedora 23 Server, but built specifically for the s390x architecture.

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  • How To Watch Netflix In Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 February 2015

    Watching Netflix on Windows is easy. You can use the web browser or the desktop app but its not the same story in Linux. It does not work by default in Linux as Netflix requires Microsoft Silverlight and since it's the Microsoft, it is obviously not available on Linux. So is there no ...

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  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 February 2015

    Canonical just released Ubuntu 14.04.2, the second point-release of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS series. As always, this point release brings hardware support updates so you can continue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on new PCs. You won't get the hardware support updates ...

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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop annoyances

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 November 2014

    The 5.0 release of Android, dubbed Lollipop, is the biggest thing to happen to Android in years-possibly ever. The design and features have been revamped, and attention to detail is evident throughout. However, even our beloved Google ...

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  • Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 November 2014

    Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft server products, today announced a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server 4.0 aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a Linux based Small Business Server that can be set ...

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  • The 9 Best Linux Distros

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 15 November 2014

    The best Linux distro for you may not be the best Linux distro for another user. Many Linux users are distro-hoppers, regularly moving from distribution to distribution. Some may be looking for the perfect distro, while others are simply curious about the latest Linux developments.

    Which ...

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  • Ubuntu Orange Box

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 October 2014

    The Orange Box is an innovative, custom designed micro cluster chassis, envisioned by Canonical, and ...

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  • Choosing a Linux web server: Nginx vs. Apache

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 June 2014

    The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has caused many to believe that the choice has become clear cut for new deployments. Indeed, in my most recent larger scale server setup I ended up choosing nginx for the job - but should I have?

    The ...

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