Category Archives: Distro reviews

  1. Peppermint 4 – An OS for everyone? & The Probem of Linux Advocacy

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    March 11, 2014 by openbytes

    Its been a while since I wrote a distro review on Openbytes and its also been a while since I …
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  2. REVIEW: Sabayon 6 (Xfce) and a look at my migration away from Gnome.

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    September 25, 2011 by openbytes

    It’s no secret that Gnome 3 (and Gnome-shell) are not being well received by everyone.  Canonical is going with its Unity …
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  3. A look at: MikeOS 4.1.1 – A barebones OS written totally in Assembly.

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    July 15, 2011 by openbytes

    With so many projects in the world of Tech, its very easy to spend time merely focusing on the most …
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  4. A look at: ArtistX (1.1) – LiveCD (3.6GB)

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    July 9, 2011 by openbytes

    Ubuntu is probably the most common for distro’s to derive from, the number of Ubuntu variants is staggering and whilst …
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  5. Mageia 1 – A new distro and a new DE experience for me.

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    June 6, 2011 by openbytes

    In 2008 I tried a well known distro called Mandriva, even back then the bar was set pretty high for …
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  6. Looking at 11.04 Natty/Unity – Good or bad?

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    May 19, 2011 by openbytes

    Theres been a 1001 different reviews of Ubuntu 11.04, so I hope to put a little bit of a different …
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  7. REVIEW: GhostBSD 2.0 (LiveCD)

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    March 28, 2011 by openbytes

    I would expect it’s a welcome release for established GhostBSD users but new users may find that it’s neither polished or packaged as fully …
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  8. The perfect distro for the Acer Aspire One?

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    December 20, 2010 by openbytes

    Around June 2009 I purchased a Linux Acer Aspire One (Linpus Linux) and a pay as you go broadband dongle.  The …
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  9. Puppy Arcade 9 – New release!

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    August 27, 2010 by openbytes

    Gaming not what it used to be?  Bored by the plethora of 3rd person shooters which seem to dominate the …
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  10. REVIEW: Peppermint – Cloud/Lightweight distro & Considering the cloud?

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    May 30, 2010 by openbytes

    Linux and its diverse range of distributions are developing at a very fast pace.  Nearly every day on Distrowatch I …
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