"distro" tag

Jackalope Seems to be Jaunty Enough

Ubuntu 9.04 lives up to its promise of bringing in up-to-date FOSS offerings.

SimplyMEPIS 8: A Distro Hopper’s Final Destination?

SimplyMEPIS, just like PCLinuxOS, once had an edge over the mainstream distros, thanks to its being geared towards desktop and ease-of-use factors. Does it still hold that edge? We take a look at the latest version 8 and find out.

Dreamlinux 3.5: Is It A Dream or What?

Dreamlinux 3.5: Debian’s goodness, with a revamped user interface and out-of-the-box multimedia support.

Pardus 2008.2: Kaptan At Your Service

What do you expect from a perfect desktop operating system? Things to work out-of-the-box, I suppose. Well, Pardus 2008.2 works like a charm!

PCLinuxOS 2009: Still Radically Simple

…but is that enough? PCLinuxOS 2009.1 has finally been released after a wait of almost two years. We take a look at how the new version of this former Distrowatch topper fares.

Stop Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO

You download the brand new distro, and discover you don’t have a single blank DVD/CD to burn the ISO image! Why worry, when there’s a simple way out!

Distromania: A Multi-booting Template

With so many Linux distributions around, each with its own flavour, it would be a waste not to sample them from time to time. Here is a simple multi-boot template for your PC for an arbitrary number of distributions controlled by two levels of boot menus.

Son… this is KDE 4.2 on openSUSE 11.1! Savvy?

…as Captain Jack Sparrow would have said. Well anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you want KDE 4.2 aboard or not, but the new gecko can surely set sail your Black Pearl… oops! I mean, your computer.

Fedora 10: An Effortless Upgrade

…but is it really worth it?

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