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Bruce Byfield

Bruce Byfield (born May 13, 1958) is a Canadian journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software. He has been a contributing editor at Linux.com, and his articles have appeared on the Datamation, LWN, Linux Developer Network, and LinuxPlanet sites.

Should You Use Linux Mint’s Debian or Standard Edition?

At first, users might wonder why Linux Mint offers both its Ubuntu-based Linux Mint Standard Edition and the Linux...

Can Artful Aardvark Regain Ubuntu’s Popularity on the Desktop?

The upcoming Artful Aardvark release marks Ubuntu's return to GNOME as its desktop environment. After seven years, Unity will...

KDE Plasma 5: The Silent Revolution

I admit it, I was wrong. Contrary to what I have been saying for several years, the age of...

Debian vs. Linux Mint

Linux Mint is an independent distribution, but it continues to have close links with Debian. Since 2015, Mint and...

Debian vs. Ubuntu: What’s the Difference?

For the last four years, Debian and Ubuntu have been in the top three Linux distributions on Distrowatch. Since...

Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?

Debian and Ubuntu are the most influential Linux distributions ever. Of the 290 active distributions currently listed on Distrowatch,...

Why You Should Reconsider Debian

Debian has a reputation for being an expert's Linux distribution. System administrators and users who remember when Linux's main...

7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)

In twenty-four years, Debian has gone from one of half a dozen leading distributions to the premier representative of...

What to Do After Installing Debian

Debian is not like most Linux distributions. The Debian installer is more thorough than most, and steers you unsubtly...

When to Use Which Debian Linux Repository

Nothing distinguishes the Debian Linux distribution so much as its system of package repositories. Originally organized into Stable, Testing,...