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CrunchBang 11 Waldorf

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May 21, 2013
CrunchBang 11 Waldorf

CrunchBang 11 has been released so it’s time for a review. I last looked at CrunchBang back in 2009. Wow! Has it been that long? I’m pleased to report that CrunchBang 11 didn’t disappoint in any way. If you aren’t familiar with it, Crunchbang 11 is a distro based on Debian. It uses the...
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Debian 7.0 Wheezy

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May 6, 2013
Debian 7.0 Wheezy

Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) is out and it’s time for another review of this venerated linux project. Debian is the granddaddy of Linux distros, it forms the basis for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and many other desktop linux distros. Yet many folks who are new to Linux might not even have heard of Debian. This is...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

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April 25, 2013
Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, so it’s time to do another review of Canonical’s popular distro. This time around Ubuntu’s code name is “Raring Ringtail.” It appears to be a reference to the ring-tailed cat. I had no idea what a ring-tail cat is, so of course I googled. Here’s some background on the a...
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Manjaro 0.8.5

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April 22, 2013
Manjaro 0.8.5

I’ve written lots of distro reviews over the years, but every once in a while I find a new one that turns out to be a delightful surprise. Manjaro 0.8.5 is definitely one of those. Manjaro is based on Arch Linux, and promises to provide an easy to use distro that is still highly...
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Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303

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April 16, 2013
Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303

I’m often asked what my “favorite” Linux distro is by readers. Well, if I have one, it has to be Linux Mint Debian Edition. LMDE has so much to offer Linux users since it combines the power of Debian with the elegance of Linux Mint. There really is something for everyone to love in LMDE....
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Trisquel 6.0 LTS

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April 12, 2013
Trisquel 6.0 LTS

Trisquel 6.0 LTS was recently released so it’s time to give it another look. Trisquel is a popular distro for users that prefer to use only free software. You won’t find proprietary software included in Trisquel, it’s dedicated to the idea of truly free software. Here’s a bit of background from the Trisquel FAQ...
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SolusOS 1.2

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February 7, 2013
SolusOS 1.2

SolusOS is a new Debian-based distro that uses the GNOME 2.3 desktop. SolusOS comes with such core applications as Firefox, VLC, and LibreOffice. It’s a relatively easy way to get both Debian and a GNOME 2 desktop in one, convenient package. Here’s the official description from the SolusOS site: SolusOS is a Linux Distribution...
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Ultimate Edition 3.5

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January 8, 2013
Ultimate Edition 3.5

Does size matter when it comes to Linux distros? Well, it very well might when it comes to Ultimate Edition 3.5. There's nothing subtle about this distro. Everything about it screams over the top, from the color scheme to the range of software included with it.
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Linux Mint 14 MATE

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January 2, 2013
Linux Mint 14 MATE

I recently took a look at Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. Now it's time to review its counterpart Linux Mint 14 MATE. The MATE desktop environment is a fork of GNOME 2. It offers a more traditional desktop experience than Cinnamon.
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 14

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December 19, 2012
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Live Desktop

Linux Mint 14 was recently released. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, and offers the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments. This review covers the Cinnamon version, I will try to get a separate review up for the MATE version soon.
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