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Ubuntu 17.10: Finally, an exciting Ubuntu release by https://is.gd/ePcNMx

The days of the boring Ubuntu releases are over. The release of Ubuntu 17.10 was going to be the final iteration to include the ousted Unity desktop interface.

Instead of following the pattern Ubuntu has held since it attempted to bring convergence to the Linux desktop, Canonical is going to jettison its in-house desktop earlier than originally scheduled.

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Linux Join Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 examples) by https://is.gd/cdkdNJ

Sometimes, you may want to combine two files in a way that the output makes even more sense.

If you are on Linux, and are looking for a tool that can help you in situations line these, you may want to check out join, which is a command line utility. In this tutorial, we will discuss this command using some easy to understand examples.

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OpenELEC 8.0.4 Kodi-focused Linux distro now available for PC, Raspberry Pi, WeTek, and more by https://is.gd/LB6phO

If you are looking for a dedicated media box for your living room or bedroom, the first thing you should consider is Kodi. This is a media center software package that delivers a very focused consumption experience.

…OpenELEC…… can run on traditional PC hardware, but also Raspberry Pi, and, my favorite — WeTek boxes. Today, version 8.0.4 achieves stable release. It is a fairly ho-hum update, focusing mostly on fixes and stability.

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Blockchains Never Forget by https://is.gd/OFGKhN

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Just three years ago, in 2014, I wrote a little short story set in a future where most work is organized around blockchains. That story was set sometime past the 2120s, but it appears we’ll get there a century earlier than I thought.

The idea of organizing work through smart contracts on blockchains has been moving ahead at a breathtaking pace.

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An introduction to Linux’s EXT4 filesystem by https://is.gd/LDEKBw

In previous articles about Linux filesystems, I wrote an introduction to Linux filesystems and about some higher-level concepts such as everything is a file.

I want to go into more detail about the specifics of the EXT filesystems, but first, let’s answer the question, “What is a filesystem?”

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