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Over on Diaspora – A collection of my musings

I often write musings on Diaspora, in themselves not substantial enough for an article here, however they are more than a simple dent or tweet.  I present a selection of my most recent ones.   Of course, the best way... 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... Continue Reading →

Mageia 1 – A new distro and a new DE experience for me.

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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.... Continue Reading →

LottaNZB 0.5.3 (HellaNZB frontend) & The future of the binary newsgroups?

I wrote about Klibido quite a while ago and whilst its a KDE app (being run in a Gnome environment on my rig) I have to say that I found it a good choice.  Despite issues surrounding the apparent lack... Continue Reading →

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!"... Continue Reading →

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