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…

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…

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…

REVIEW: Salix 13.1-rc1 (Live LXDE)

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…

NewsBytes – Thursday 2nd September 2010

uTorrent for Linux nearly here! I reported a few months back that due to popular demand (so much for an alleged 0.8% Linux usage) the makers of uTorrent announced that they would be releasing a Linux version of the popular Windows binary. uTorrent server has just been released for Linux and a full client is…

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…

Grahame Morrison – No feuds on his watch?

I read an interesting article by Grahame Morrison entitled “Feuds and rivalries are damaging open source” (where all the quotes are taken from) which I start (and not beat around the bush) by saying is complete rubbish in my humble opinion. After digesting his discourse I came to the conclusion that either he doesn’t understand the…

Kahel OS (version 12-25-09) (Gnome)

The first distro I am looking at for the new year is Kahel OS, a distro based on Arch and hailing from the Philipines, it makes some bold statements and made it impossible for me to ignore!  Distrowatch seems to list a plethora of Ubuntu based distro’s and whilst much work goes into them, most…

Ubuntu Karmic is the venue for Gnome V KDE!

Ladies and gentlemen! In the blue corner weighing in at 9.10 is KDE and in the red corner also weighing in at 9.10 is Gnome..”For the thousands in attendance and the millions watching around the world..lets get ready to rrrrrrrumble!” I am going to keep this article short(ish) since there have already been many reviews…

Kubuntu 9.10 – Karmic Koala

I run several distro’s and have good reasons for doing so.  My most recent version of Ubuntu that is left on one of my rigs is a heavily modified 8.04LTS.  Having spent time getting into KDE, I thought there was no better reason to try out the latest Canonical offering KDE style!  I wanted this…

Codeplex Foundation – Microsoft loves FOSS?

Microsoft is alleged to be launching a foundation to support to Open Source software and its ethos. The interim president is non other than Sam Ramji, who recently announced he was leaving Microsoft and his position of open source czar at Redmond. So now we look at another member of this “foundation” who has been…