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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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April 17, 2014
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It’s time for another review of Ubuntu, Canonical’s popular desktop Linux distribution. Ubuntu moves to version 14.04 in this release. This time around the code name for Ubuntu is Trusty Tahr and it’s a long term support release (LTS) geared toward providing a more polished desktop experience. I bet you’re wondering what the heck...
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Pear OS 8

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November 11, 2013
Pear OS 8 Desktop

It’s often said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If that’s the case then the developer of Pear OS 8 truly loves Apple and its products. Pear OS 8 is probably the closest thing any Linux user will ever come to getting a Linux distribution from Apple. Pear OS 8 blends...
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Ubuntu Studio 13.10

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October 24, 2013
Ubuntu Studio 13.10

I’ve been reviewing a lot of Ubuntu spins lately, and they’ve all been differentiated by their desktop environments. This time around though I decided to take a look at Ubuntu Studio 13.10, a distro that is geared towards multimedia work. Ubuntu Studio comes with loads of multimedia software that will help you create and...
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Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

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October 23, 2013
Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

Note: I’ve done some edits to this review after getting feedback from readers. The initial version was too skewed by my own lack of enthusiasm for GNOME 3. I’ve added some content and bumped up the score to better reflect the overall value of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 rather than my own feelings toward GNOME...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

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October 16, 2013
Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

In my last review of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.04) I noted that Ubuntu has become a bit boring to review. I had hoped that Ubuntu 13.10 would fix that, and that there would be some terrific new features to comment on. Alas, Ubuntu 13.10 follows in the footsteps of Ubuntu 13.04. The big new desktop...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 11.10

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October 18, 2011
Ocelot

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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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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