Monday, March 23, 2015

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon: Traditional and elegant Linux distro aimed at simplicity

Linux Mint is lauded as a great distro for beginners, and is also the most popular Linux distro of all, so I thought I’d review the Cinnamon version and post my thoughts about it. I’d used the KDE and MATE versions before and I quite liked them. The Cinnamon edition is the most popular version, though, so I thought I’d review that one.


Bodhi Linux 3.0.0: Lightweight Ubuntu-based distro that makes tradeoffs for small footprint

After reviewing many KDE-based distros, I thought I’d do something different and review the Enlightenment 19-based Bodhi Linux. Bodhi is designed to be lightweight on resources and it lived up to its goal.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

openSUSE 13.2 KDE: The best KDE distro out, bar its fonts

I thought I’d review the distro I’m using, openSUSE 13.2 KDE. However, I’d stored a bunch of stuff on it and I couldn’t measure performance accurately as on a stock VM so I just ended up putting it in a VM.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Netrunner 15: An excellent, refined Kubuntu-based distro, if you don't use UEFI

I’ve heard a lot of talk about this distro as one of the finest KDE distros, and not too many people know about it. As a KDE fan, I was interested and decided to review it.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Manjaro 0.8.12 Xfce: Simple, stylish, and elegant

My third review will be on one of the most popular Arch Linux based distros - Manjaro 0.8.12. Its official flavors are XFCE and KDE, and there are also many unofficial but community-supported desktop environments available. I’ll focus on the XFCE version in this review.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Ubuntu MATE 15.04: Slick, traditional, and ultra-customizable

For my second review, I’ll be reviewing a distro that has been gaining a bit of popularity: Ubuntu MATE. Only a couple of weeks ago, Canonical recognized it as an official Ubuntu flavor, which means that you can download Ubuntu MATE from official Canonical servers. This doesn’t mean much now, but expect it to gain a lot of popularity in the coming months.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

KaOS 2015.02: Interesting new KDE focused distro, if you can ignore some of the tradeoffs

Welcome to my first review of a Linux desktop OS. I’ll be reviewing a distro that hardly no one knows about, KaOS. This is a pacman-based distro, written from scratch, which aims to be a “a tightly integrated rolling and transparent distribution for the modern desktop, build from scratch with a very specific focus.
Focus on one DE (KDE), one toolkit (Qt), one architecture (x86_64) plus a focus on evaluating and selecting the most suitable tools and applications,” as per their website (