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Spotify mails it in on Linux app


Spotify launched a native Linux client back in 2010, bringing its music streaming service to the Linux desktop.

Linux for Network Engineers: Practical Linux with GNS3


It is important for you as a network engineer to learn Linux! You are probably going to use Linux with tools such as Ansible, Netmkio, NAPALM and other network automation tools. There are even more reasons, but make sure you don't get left behind! This course teaches foundational Linux knowledge without assuming that you have any Linux experience. Learn how to configure Linux networking, how to create users and assign permissions, how to install and run Linux services such as DNS and DHCP.

Learn Linux, AWS, and more with 1,200 hours of training from Linux Academy, now 50% off


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Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux


Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that (surprise) lets you run Linux distributions on your phone. Ostensibly, it's aimed at developers who want to bring their work environment with them wherever they go. You could dock at a remote office knowing that your setup will be the same as usual.

Linux graphical apps coming to Windows SubSystem for Linux


At the Microsoft Build 2020 virtual developers' conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2.0 would soon support Linux GUIs and applications. That day is closer now than ever before. At the recent X.Org Developers Conference (XDC), Microsoft partner developer lead Steve Pronovost revealed that Microsoft has made it possible to run graphical Linux applications within WSL. It's always been possible to run Linux graphical programs such as the GIMP graphics editor, Evolution e-mail client, and LibreOffice on WSL. You had to install a third-party X Window display server, such as the VcXsrv Windows X Server in Windows 10, and then do some tuning with both Windows and Linux to get them to work together smoothly.