"distro reviews" tag
Choice between trying Fedora or installing to hard disk right after live CD bootup

Fedora 17 Review: It’s an Upstream Experience

Fedora 17 came out just last week. This is the first time I’ve installed it as a desktop in more than a year — last time was Fedora 14 (or was it 13?)….

Super+W to spread all windows in the current workspace

Ubuntu 12.04 Review: An LTS Done More or Less Precisely

Ubuntu 12.04 is the fourth LTS release from Canonical that came out about a month back, and the first LTS with the revamped user interface, Unity, as the de-facto interface. Let’s take it…

The elegant and usable Mint Menu

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Edition: Makes the Old-timers Feel Right At Home

No Unity. No GNOME Shell. But a GNOME 2*ish-looking GNOME 3 + Compiz Muffin window manager, dubbed Cinnamon. It comes with a certain amount of polish, subtle desktop effects, and the right amount…

The application launcher screen

Chrome OS: Good Gimmicks, But What Else?

I don’t own a Chomebook; and it’s been a couple of years since I’ve tried the Chrome OS — a pre-alpha release or something. Anyway, the new version came out yesterday. Most of…

After installing, indicates 212 updates -- because it's been a month since they released the distro

Sabayon 8 Serves a Multitasking-optimised GNOME 3

Last time I tried Sabayon was when version 5 came out. It’s been a few years since, and I don’t exactly remember what it was like using it. Guess it still is a…

Slightly customised KDE desktop

Fedora 14 Review: I’m Smiling About Laughlin

I was initially a KDE user, but for a long time, I’ve been using GNOME on Ubuntu. This is because there has always been some serious bug or the other in KDE, ever…

UNE home screen

Live Life to the Full with Ubuntu 10.10

On October 10, 2010, Canonical released the latest avatar of Ubuntu, 10.10, codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”. The desktop version of its last release, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, will be supported for three years and the…

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