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Mageia 1

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August 2, 2011
Desktop

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

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July 4, 2011
Splash

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

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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

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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

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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)

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May 26, 2011
Welcome

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

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May 20, 2011
Welcome

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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Lubuntu 11.04

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May 12, 2011
Desktop

In my last review I considered Kubuntu 11.04 as an alternative to Ubuntu for disgruntled Ubuntu users. But there's another Ubuntu derivative that should be taken into consideration as well: Lubuntu 11.04. Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop environment, a much simpler and faster alternative to Unity, GNOME and KDE. Lubuntu also users PCmanfm as its...
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Kubuntu 11.04

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May 10, 2011
Desktop

The release of Ubuntu 11.04 has garnered an enormous amount of attention, mostly due to the inclusion of Unity as its default desktop environment. But, as with any new version of Ubuntu, there are alternatives available and one of the most prominent is Kubuntu. Kubuntu 11.04 is a KDE-based distro that might work well...
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Ubuntu 11.04

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May 1, 2011
Desktop

Ubuntu's latest release (code named Natty Narwhal) is finally out and I grabbed a copy of it to check it out. Canonical has gotten some flack for this release since it uses Unity as the default desktop instead of the usual GNOME interface. Some users seem to love it and others have vowed to...
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