Category Archives: Distro reviews

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


    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.


    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.


    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)


    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.


    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?


    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)


    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?


    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!


    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?


    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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Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.


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