Forbes: How To Test Drive 200+ Linux Distributions Without Ever Downloading Or Installing Them. “I’ve written about two fantastic tools that help people discover the ideal Linux distribution tailored to their needs and expectations, but a new tool just materialized on my radar and frankly, it’s blowing my mind.” Apparently this enthusiastic review crashed the site being reviewed, so you might want to wait a day or so on this one.
Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1. “Today is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases updates for all supported versions of Windows. While that means that all but one version of Windows 10 got cumulative updates, older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get updates as well. If you’re still on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll get KB4503292 as this month’s rollup.”
Make Tech Easier: 7 Awesome Projects that Allow You to Run Android on PC. “There are many reasons why you might want to run Android on your PC. You could be a mobile developer who is looking to test your apps before making them live, or you may just prefer to play mobile games on a bigger screen. Whatever the reasons, there are tons of ways you can run Android on PC, from using a virtual machine or an emulator to running an Android-based desktop application. Here are six projects that bring Android to your desktop.”
BetaNews: Zorin OS 15 Linux distro is ready to replace Microsoft Windows 10 on your PC. “Zorin OS is one of my favorite Linux-based operating systems to recommend to those switching from Windows. Why? Well, it is designed to look very much like traditional Windows. With Windows 7 support ending soon, Zorin OS should feel very familiar to those moving from Microsoft’s OS. Not to mention, it is stable, fast, beautiful, and relatively easy to use.” If you have a Windows user in your life who wants to switch to Linux, I can’t recommend Zorin enough. Its learning curve is gentle and its interface is familiar to Windows users.
Lifehacker: How To Enable Google Android Q’s Best Features Right Now. “Android Q is unquestionably Google’s biggest and most ambitious OS update yet. While the official release of Android Q is some way off, there are a few fun features you can play with right now via the latest beta. Here’s how it’s done.”
BetaNews: Peppermint 10 Ubuntu-based Linux distribution available for download. “Today, a lesser-known (but very good) Ubuntu-based operating system reaches a new milestone. Called ‘Peppermint,’ version 10 is now available. Peppermint 10 should be particularly good for those with modest hardware, thanks to its use of the fairly lightweight Xfce desktop environment and available 32-bit variant. With that said, those with more powerful computers should have a positive experience with Peppermint 10 too.”
Ars Technica: Ubuntu 19.04: The Disco Dingo arrives and will really make your IT dept. happy. “Canonical recently released Ubuntu 19.04, the latest version of its flagship GNOME-based Linux desktop. But if you’re a desktop user, you might be feeling a little left out.”