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Maikasenpai's desktop is a calm sea, a respite from the tumult of the world, and we love it. It's a simple thing, but tweaked just enough to make it personal. Here's how it's all set up.

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Dobbie03 decided to give sidboX a try after using Gnome-Shell for ages. If you have no idea what that's all about, it's ok — the end result is a gorgeous, custom Linux desktop that we can all admire.

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We understand that it can be difficult to wean yourself off Windows. It's a ubiquitous operating system that most people are used to. But Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 has had some persistent privacy concerns. So if you're looking for an alternative but can't bear to give up the familiar user interface (UI), you could try out the Linux-based Zorin OS. The latest release is made to look and feel like Windows 10. Here are the details.

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By exploiting a design fault in the Linux boot process that decrypts encrypted hard drives, you can launch a shell with root privileges on the operating system. This security flaw has been confirmed to affect Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora with many other Linux distributions likely to be vulnerable. We have a detailed breakdown of how this vulnerability works and a way to fix the problem on affected systems.

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Reader Alec submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and aside from a stunning wallpaper, it's a neatly customised Mac. Here's how he set everything up.

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Frequent desktop contributor JonRedcorn2 usually uses Windows, but this time he has a Mac — and that isn't stopping him from customising it the way he likes. Here's how he set up this beautifully clean desktop.

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Twice a year, the GeekPwn carnival is held around the world. It's a security geek contest for smart devices, and is often a place for white-hat hackers to show vulnerabilities in devices like smart cameras, mainstream routers and smart devices.

At the latest GeekPwn event, a PlayStation 4 curiously made an appearance. And you know what else popped up? A working version of Linux, Super Mario Bros, and more importantly, version 4.01 of the PS4 firmware..

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Updated 27/10/16: Last week, a nine-year old bug was uncovered in the Linux kernel that can give attackers root-level access to machines running the Linux operating system. Because the vulnerability is related to how the kernel handles copy-on-write memory, it has been dubbed 'Dirty COW'. The security flaw exists on every distribution of the operating system. Devices that use Android, which is based on Linux, are also affected. If you're running a Linux-based server or using an Android phone, here's how you can protect yourself against Dirty COW.

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Fedora might not be one of the most popular Linux distros, but it's certainly one of the most beloved. We've seen a remix of it on the Raspberry Pi before, but now it's available in an official form.

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Reader Spencer put together this custom desktop on his Mac with just the widgets and tools he wanted visible. The wallpaper is one of his own photos, but the rest is easy to get on your own if you want a similar look.

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Frequent contributor JonRedcorn2 switches up his desktops on the reg, and this recent one caught our eye. It's symmetrical and interesting, and isn't too busy with widgets and tools. Here's how you can get the same look.

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The Raspberry Pi's main operating system, Raspbian, just got a brand new look from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Dubbed PIXEL, it's a skin for Raspbian that modernises the interface, adds some new programs and makes it much more pleasant to use. Let's take a closer look at your Pi's new appearance.

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This desktop is actually a second screen, ever so customised with a couple of elements that really fit the theme and give us a dose of that 80s nostalgia. The primary display uses the same desktop, but this one's the one worth talking about. Here's what you'll need to get the same look.

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Each year, we round up the must-have apps, extensions and downloads for every major computing platform — from Android and iPhone to Chrome, Windows and Linux. Here they all are, in one tidy package. Without a shadow of a doubt, these are the best productivity and entertainment programs for your hardware. Best of all, most of them are completely free.

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Reader thdoan submitted this highly customised second screen using Rainmeter. Best of all there's even a video showing you how it all works. If you like the look, here's what you'll need to make your own.