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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue Reading →

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