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Kubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 Review

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August 19, 2010

Due to a screw up on my end, the wrong URL went out with the review earlier. Here is the correct URL: http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/05/29/kubuntu-netbook-edition-10-04/ My apologies if you ended up at this page. :blush: :blink:
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openSUSE 11.3

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August 17, 2010
iPhone

SUSE Linux was one of my very first distros; I used to buy it from CompUSA and other places back when I first got started with Linux. These days, of course, one can simply use openSUSE instead of buying it at a store. This week I decided to look at openSUSE 11.3, the latest...
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Linux Mint 9 KDE (Isadora)

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August 5, 2010
Network Manager

The last review I did of Linux Mint 9 covered the GNOME version. This week it's time to look at the KDE version. Linux Mint 9 KDE is based on Kubuntu 10.04. This release includes KDE Plasma Desktop 4.4 and Linux Kernel 2.3.2. The Linux Mint developers did a great job with this release,...
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Peppermint Ice

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July 18, 2010
Facebook running in an Ice SSB.

Peppermint OS made quite a splash when I reviewed it. Many people had never heard of it, and there was a lot of curiosity about a web-oriented remaster of Ubuntu. Some time has passed and there's a related version that has been released. This new distro is called Peppermint Ice. Why is it called...
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Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04 (Lucifer’s Legion)

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July 2, 2010
Launching Firefox will take you to hell on the web! (The Satanic Portal)

It has been ages since I delved into the nightmarish and barbaric world of Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Much has changed since I first dared to install it back when I worked for ExtremeTech. Is Ubuntu Satanic Edition still as evil as it used to be? Find out in this review as I take you...
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Lubuntu 10.04

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June 12, 2010
Chromium is the default browser in Lubuntu 10.04.

In previous reviews, I looked at the latest versions of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. Now it's time to look at a lightweight alternative to both of them, Lubuntu. Lubuntu uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) instead of the chunkier GNOME or KDE desktops. Lubuntu 10.04 is not an official derivative of Ubuntu; it is not...
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Kubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04

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May 29, 2010
Firefox running in Kubuntu Netbook Edition, after being installed.

I recently took a look at Ubuntu Netbook Edition, this week I decided to review its KDE-based counterpart Kubuntu Netbook Edition. As you'll find out in this review, the two sport radically different interfaces (and I'm not just talking about wallpaper). Which is better for a netbook user? Read on to find out.
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Fedora 13

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May 26, 2010
Pino lets you connect to your Twitter account.

Well it's often been said that "it never rains but it pours" and that seems very true the about Linux distro releases in the last two weeks. Fedora 13 has just been released so I couldn't resist doing a review of it. I generally try to stick to two reviews per week but there...
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SimplyMEPIS 8.5

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May 25, 2010
The new SimplyMEPIS welcome center provides helpful links.

The last time I looked at SimplyMEPIS was the 8.0 release. In this review I'll be taking a look at the latest version, SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.5. SimplyMEPIS is based on Debian, and it uses KDE as its desktop environment.
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Ubuntu Linux Netbook Edition 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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May 24, 2010
Use Gwibber to connect to social media networks.

I've been reviewing various Ubuntu derivatives and this week I thought it would be fun to take a look at the netbook version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Netbook Edition used to be called Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but Canonical changed the name once this distro became an official edition of Ubuntu.
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