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openSUSE 12.1 KDE

November 26, 2011
OpenSUSE 12.1 KDE Desktop

openSUSE is one of the most popular desktop distros available. This time around it's version 12.1 that has been released. If you aren't familiar with openSUSE then you should know that it comes in KDE, GNOME, Xfce and LXDE versions. For this review I've picked the KDE version of openSUSE 12.1. I may do...
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Ubuntu 11.10

October 18, 2011

Yet another Ubuntu release is upon us. This time around it's Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10). Canonical, as you may already know, tends to name its release after various kinds of animals. The ocelot is a dwarf leopard that dwells in South and Central America and Mexico. The other part of the name is the...
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Kubuntu 11.10

October 3, 2011

The release of Ubuntu 11.10 also means that all of the related spins have also been updated, including Kubuntu 11.10. Many people have expressed dissatisfaction with Ubuntu after Canonical added Unity to it. Kubuntu has often been mentioned as a possible replacement for Ubuntu for users who dislike Unity and want to move to another...
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Mageia 1

August 2, 2011

Mandriva had been around a long time and is a popular desktop distribution. I was intrigued to find that Mandriva now has a fork called Mageia. The first release of Mageia came out recently and I finally found some time to sit down and give it a go. Mageia was created by former Mandriva...
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Sabayon 6

July 4, 2011

The last time I looked at Sabayon Linux it was up to version 5, this time around it's version 6. Sabayon Linux is based on Gentoo and, as you may already know, Gentoo has not always been considered the easiest version of desktop Linux for non-technical users to install and use. Sabayon Linux does...
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Fedora 15 KDE

June 27, 2011
Splash Screen

Fedora 15 was recently released and I decided to snag a copy to review. Since there are a billion reviews already of the default desktop version with GNOME 3, I'll be covering the KDE version in this review (though I may circle back to the GNOME version at some point for a review). As...
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Peppermint OS Two

June 10, 2011
Live Desktop

There's been quite a lot of talk about "the cloud" lately so what better time to do a review of one of the best cloud-oriented desktop Linux distributions? Peppermint OS One came out a while ago and its successor has just been released. Peppermint OS Two is based on Lubuntu 11.04 and, for the...
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Xubuntu 11.04

June 1, 2011
PreInstall Boot Menu

In one of my last reviews I covered Linux Mint 201104 Xfce, a distribution featuring the Xfce desktop environment that is based on Debian Testing. Linux Mint 201104 is a rolling release distro. Rolling release distros are great for some folks but not so great for others. In this review I cover Xubuntu 11.04,...
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Linux Mint 11 (Katya)

May 26, 2011

Each time a new version of Ubuntu is released, a new version of Linux Mint quickly follows. Linux Mint 11 has just been released and it's probably the best version of Linux Mint ever. If you aren't familiar with Linux Mint then you've missed out on what is arguably one of the best desktop...
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Linux Mint 201104 Xfce

May 20, 2011

Linux Mint Debian Edition has proven to be a popular release for the Linux Mint developers. It's certainly at the top of my list of favorite distros. Linux Mint Debian edition uses the GNOME desktop and, as good as it is, it's just not right for some folks (especially those on older or slower...
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