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 →

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REVIEW: Sabayon 6 (Xfce) and a look at my migration away from Gnome.

It's no secret that Gnome 3 (and Gnome-shell) are not being well received by everyone.  Canonical is going with its Unity and for many other Gnome users, the future is Gnome-shell. KDE is/was never an option for me, I simply don't like it.  Over the last few years I've tried to get on with KDE, but... Continue Reading →

A look at: ArtistX (1.1) – LiveCD (3.6GB)

Ubuntu is probably the most common for distro's to derive from, the number of Ubuntu variants is staggering and whilst many can share aspects rendering them virtually identical, the one thing about a distro based on Ubuntu is that there is an accepted (high) level of functionality you can expect out of the box. ArtistX... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: GhostBSD 2.0 (LiveCD)

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 as they would like. Its been a while since I wrote a review and it was GhostBSD that caught my eye over on Distro Watch.  It's nice to look at BSD for a change and... Continue Reading →

Puppy Arcade 9 – New release!

Gaming not what it used to be?  Bored by the plethora of 3rd person shooters which seem to dominate the games market? Well there has been no reason to say that ever since Puppy Arcade had it's first release -  Puppy Arcade caters for probably every platform of yesteryear you could want and then some... Continue Reading →

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