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27
Nov

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review

Hot off the press, we are welcomed with a new version of Linux Mint codenamed Nadia. This released is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and comes with Cinnamon 1.6 desktop environment and features significant upgrades in the GUI alone since version 13.

As always Linux Mint is available in both 32 bit and 64 bit and comes in the form of a Live Media CD which can be installed if you enjoy Linux Mint Read moreRead more

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27
Oct

Xubuntu 12.10 Review

Xubuntu is the lighter weight brother of the ever popular Ubuntu family of Linux distributions. At the forefront, XFCE is the desktop environment of choice and it removes all the bells and whistles that we currently see in the star of the show, Ubuntu. It’s not just focused on older systems but those who want a great looking desktop and don’t need the extras.

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22
Sep

SolusOS 1.2 Eveline Review

SolusOS is a lightweight distribution which uses Gnome 2 as its desktop interface and it is geared towards novice Linux users or those who do not need a heavy distribution.

Coming off the heels of an impressive first release earlier this year, we are back with an updated version of this distribution. The main focus is still the same but it now has some updated offerings. Read moreRead more

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29
Jul

Bodhi Linux 2.0.0 Review

When it comes to unique lightweight distributions, there is no other distribution out there that is as unique as Bodhi Linux. Based on Ubuntu and using the extremely lightweight E17 desktop it can bring a  lot of life to an older machine or you can have a speedy Linux distribution on a new machine.

Bodhi Linux is an installable live distribution that is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems which is based on the stable Linux 3.2 kernel, and uses PCManFM file manager. Read moreRead more

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24
Jul

Peppermint OS Three Review

Peppermint OS Three, released yesterday picks up from where it left off in version two of this great lightweight distribution. It is based on an Ubuntu 12.04 variant, called LUbuntu which is geared towards the lightweight end of things. Peppermint OS Three is using Openbox as its desktop environment.

Peppermint OS Three is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit installations and allows you to try it before installing it on your system. Read moreRead more

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22
Jul

Linux Mint 13 XFCE Review

Just hot off the press we were greeted today with the latest version of Linux Mint 13 XFCE. Linux Mint XFCE comes with XFCE 4.10 desktop and it is available in both 32 bit and 64 bit options.

As usual Linux Mint XFCE comes as an installable live media where one can try before committing their computer to Linux Mint XFCE

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7
Jul

Zorin 6 Review

It’s been a long while since Linux distros have tried to emulate the look and feel of Windows. Most distributions thought it would be the best way to get Windows users who are fed up with the constant virus and malware threats to switch to Linux and it has not been a successful run back in the day with Linspire and Xandros closing up shop a long time ago.

Now enter Zorin OS 6, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04LTS that gives you that Windows feeling with their added touches. Read moreRead more

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23
Jun

Mandriva Tech Preview Review

It’s been a bumpy road for Mandriva over the past few years and today we will take a look at the Tech Preview of the next release of Mandriva Linux codenamed Bernie Lomax. The name itself has brought up some indication of whether this is the final release of Mandriva or just some sort of reference from the movie Weekend at Bernie’s.

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16
Jun

Sabayon 9 Review

Sabayon 9 has just been released not too long ago and features many upgrades since the previous version. It is available in three desktop verisons, Gnome 3.2.3, XFCE 4.10 and KDE 4.8.3.. This review will be taking a look at the Gnome desktop edition of Sabayon Linux 9.

Sabayon is based on Gentoo Hardened edition which is focused on keeping security tight and keeping your PC secure from any possible holes found in the distribution and it’s available in both 32 and 64 bit versions. Read moreRead more

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31
May

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Review

After a very successful launch of Linux Mint 12, we’re taking a look at the newest edition of Linux Mint to see what’s new with this edition.

Linux Mint 12 brought on a lot of fanfare and made people switch over, myself as well, and we will see if Linux Mint codenamed “Maya” will be a hit as well. Read moreRead more

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