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26
May

Mageia 2 Review

In the Linux world distributions are usually based off a popular distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, Ubuntu is based off of Debian which has been around for a long time. Mageia is a fork of the somewhat popular Mandriva Linux.

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19
May

SolusOS 1 Eveline Review

In the world of Linux there’s plenty of choices to choose from, whether it be distribution or desktop environments (KDE, Gnome2, Gnome 3, XFCE) but then there are those who would like a new distro with an older desktop environment.

SolusOS is a Debian “Stable” based distribution that uses GNOME 2 as its desktop environment. Currently SolusOS is only available in 32 bit but will see a 64 bit release in the near future. SolusOS is also an installable Live distribution.

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5
May

Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Review

Xubuntu 12.04 is the only lighter weight distribution that is getting Long Term Support (LTS) from Canonical. Support for Xubuntu LTS will be for 3 years compared to the life-cycle of 18 months and shorter than the 5 years given to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Xubuntu uses the XFCE 4.8 desktop which is less resource hungry than Unity or KDE and comes in two flavors, 32 bit and 64 bit. It is also an installable Live distribution and is based on Linux kernel 3.2 series. Read moreRead more

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2
May

LUbuntu 12.04 Review

In the world of Linux, there are many distributions out there that one can choose from whilst Ubuntu is one of the most popular distributions out there. LUbuntu, is a LXDE based version of Ubuntu that is lightweight and focuses on speed and lower end systems. Read moreRead more

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28
Apr

Fuduntu 2012.2 Review

Fuduntu is somewhat of a unique distribution, it has the feeling of Ubuntu but it is really a fork from Fedora. It is a distribution that releases quarterly updates with incremental changes which its goal is to keep on providing a better user experience.

The goal of Fuduntu is to provide a fully functional and yet less resource hungry distribution geared towards laptops and netbooks. With that said, it does not mean one cannot use it on a desktop as their main distribution. It uses the latest GNOME 2 desktop environment (2.32) and Linux kernel 3.2.15. Read moreRead more

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7
Apr

Asus Transformer Prime Review

In the world of mobile technology, tablets are still picking up steam and are still replacing laptops as the more portable device section of the market, but can one really replace the functionality of a laptop? Read moreRead more

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24
Mar

Bodhi Linux 1.4.0 Review

Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu based distribution that uses Englightenment as its desktop manager. It is geared for those who have older hardware or who prefer lighter desktops compared to the heavier GNOME or KDE.

Bodhi comes as an installable LiveCD which when first started, is quite similar to that of Ubuntu’s startup so if you’ve used Ubuntu before, you’ll feel well at home. Read moreRead more

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10
Mar

Netrunner 4.1 Review

Netrunner is a KUbuntu based LiveDVD distribution running KDE 4.7.4 and is available in both 32 and 64 bit flavors. It takes the best of Kubuntu and adds a bit of their touch to the programs being offered. Netrunner is a distribution based for novice users of Linux.

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3
Mar

Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition Review

Ubuntu has been a “breakthrough” in the world of Linux. There never really has been a distribution that has received recognition like Ubuntu has when it comes to people wanting to try Linux for the very first time. People knew Windows and sorta knew Mac OS but with Ubuntu, the third player in the game is finally getting recognition.

Let me start off by indicating that this book is not geared towards novice users, unless you are the kind of person who wants to tinker at first and then learn a whole lot about Linux in general through the use of Ubuntu. There are people who want to know how terminal works and get down to the nitty gritty and see the full potential of Linux. Read moreRead more

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18
Feb

Sabayon 8 XFCE Review

Sabayon 8 XFCE is a Gentoo based distribution that comes with XFCE desktop version 4.8 and makes Gentoo a whole lot easier. Gentoo Linux is a more advanced based distribution that has been around a long time which is focused more on advanced users with compiling  your own packages (programs) in order to run.

Sabayon, takes a different approach and takes the hard part out of Gentoo and makes it easy with the latest version in Sabayon 8. Read moreRead more

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