This musing comes as a result of a topic brought up over on Usenet. The crux of this article is around a fictitious headline of: BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view. So it’s great? […]Read More Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.
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 […]Read More Peppermint 4 – An OS for everyone? & The Probem of Linux Advocacy
In 2008 I tried a well known distro called Mandriva, even back then the bar was set pretty high for what you could expect out of the box from Linux. Suffice to say it failed me, from regular yet apparently random freezes to a bug in its update manager pestering me to “upgrade” to a […]Read More Mageia 1 – A new distro and a new DE experience for me.
Salix, a slackware distro, is one I’ve looked at previously on Openbytes. It has a history with Zenwalk, but not in just the fact that they are two Slackware offerings, it was reported that a group of developers left the Zenwalk project and created the Salix project, lucky for us as Salix has matured into […]Read More REVIEW: Salix 13.1-rc1 (Live LXDE)
Press release received from the Peppermint dev team. Due to a shortage of time (and a desire to get this news out) here is the release in full. Peppermint Ice will be discussed/reviewed in depth next week: Peppermint Ice: Faster, Lighter and Aiming for the Clouds Asheville, NC, USA July 18, 2010 Just three short months ago […]Read More Peppermint Ice – Press Release!
Regular readers here will remember the Peppermint One review I covered recently. I was very impressed and the project has had me re-evaluating my views (and usage of Cloud based apps) The feedback I have had from users Ive spoken to around the net is very good and a combination of a lightweight Ubuntu derived […]Read More Peppermint Team – Q&A with OpenBytes
Linux and its diverse range of distributions are developing at a very fast pace. Nearly every day on Distrowatch I see something new and whilst I would like to take a look at everything, the popularity and demand for Linux distro’s means that I do not have the time to review everything. In today’s […]Read More REVIEW: Peppermint – Cloud/Lightweight distro & Considering the cloud?