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

Its been a while since I wrote a distro review on Openbytes and its also been a while since I visited Peppermint developments.  To this day I still have a Netbook (Acer) which many years ago I installed Peppermint on and whilst in the days of tablets and just about every device in your house … Continue reading

Windows spec requirements out of control? & quest for a refund

A different type of post today, this is my personal story. On Friday 20th August I went to my local store for a new base unit after “old faithful” finally gave up.  I have to say before I go any further that Acer products have always been in my opinion, rock solid and built to … Continue reading

Netrunner 2 – Blacklight – A new release!

Regular readers to Openbytes may remember the coverage we gave to Netrunner.   The first release “Albedo” impressed with its speed and its removal of Mono, which for some is not seen as the “gift to the world” its touted as being.   If you want a recap you can read that review here. The … Continue reading

REVIEW: Puppy Arcade 8 (LiveCD 105mb)

Puppy Arcade is one of the few Linux distro’s that Openbytes tries to keep following.  Since version 5, Puppy Arcade has not only been a favorite with friends and colleagues, but also has a home on a few of my machines around the house that would otherwise be obsolete.  Ive had the pleasure of a … Continue reading

Wolvix 2.0.0 beta Build 56

Its been a long time. The last time I reported on Wolvix was in July 09 where the distro received praise (and became my distro of choice). After that date I found myself praising the distro whenever I got the opportunity, there was so many great things about it – out of the box compat, … Continue reading

When must you shill for Linux? – A rather disturbing idea.

How many times have people accused me of “Microsoft Hater”, “Linux Zealot”, “Linux Unwashed”?  Comments like these (and many more vulgar ones) are often thrown by a Microsoft advocate with no argument to any person who dares to suggest there is an alternative to their products.  Its easy to dismiss a point of view with … Continue reading

Netrunner (Albedo) – A look at a brand new distro!

Its been a while since I showcased a Linux distro with the last being Puppy Arcade.  Ive got Dr Schestowitz of TechRIGHTS to thank for bringing my attention to Netrunner. During the years of running Openbytes and covering distro’s from all around the world based on a plethora of ideas/innovations/other distro’s, one thing in the … Continue reading

Linux Gaming – The RPG question.

“North“, “East“,”East“,”Kill Skeleton” – The online RPG has come along way since the days of MUD and whilst MUD’s are still popular (and are certainly a pastime I enjoy on occasion for protracted period), things have moved on somewhat.  For the better? Thats for you to decide. Probably the MMORG that has brought the concept … Continue reading

Windows 7 freezes – Don’t worry, “its not major”

Short news post here.  Computer world is reporting: Some Windows 7 users have reported that their PCs started to freeze or randomly display the infamous “Blue screen of death” after applying a January update Microsoft billed as a stability and reliability fix. You can read the full article here. But if you are a Windows … Continue reading

A GIMP replacement? – Popping down the pub for a “Pinta” with Novell?

There has been talk for some time regarding the removal of the default GIMP packaging from Ubuntu, now as Gnome DE seems to move more in a Mono direction, could it be that Ubuntu (and others) will go for a Mono app replacement? Ladies and gentlemen meet Pinta, no, not the type you buy down … Continue reading

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