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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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Ubuntu 12.10

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December 5, 2012
Resplendent Quetzal

Ubuntu 12.10 has been released. So it's time for another review to see what's in it, and if it's worth considering as your preferred desktop distro. In keeping with Canonical's past tradition, Ubuntu 12.10 has a cute animal nickname. This time around it's called "Quantal Quetzel." You're probably wondering what the heck a "quetzel" is,...
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Peppermint OS 3

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August 7, 2012
Editor by Pixlr

Peppermint OS 3 has been released. If you aren't familiar with it, Peppermint OS is a cloud-oriented distribution. It's based on Ubuntu 12.04 (it's actually a fork of Lubuntu 12.04). Unlike most other distributions, it's geared toward letting you use your favorite web apps as well as desktop software. Web apps such as Editor by...
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Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon

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May 24, 2012
The Expo Overview in Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon

In my last review, I covered Linux Mint 13 MATE. However, there's quite a bit going on with Cinnamon so I decided to do another review to cover it in a separate review. The Cinnamon desktop is quite different than MATE, and it's worth looking at in its own right.
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Linux Mint 13 MATE

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May 24, 2012
The Linux Mint 13 Welcome Menu

Woohoo! It's Linux Mint time again! Linux Mint 13 (wow, not exactly a lucky number!) has just been released, so I hopped right on it. Linux Mint has long been one of my favorite distros. We'll find out in this review if the latest version measures up to its previous incarnations.
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Ubuntu 12.04

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May 9, 2012
Pangolin

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) is out. By now there are a zillion reviews of it already, but I wanted to take a little more time to use it before writing one of my own.
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