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Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

Netrunner Rolling is a variant of Netrunner that’s based on Manjaro, a Linux desktop distribution which itself is based on Arch Linux. Hence the rolling in its name. The other variant of Netrunner – Netrunner Standard, is based on Kubuntu, which in turn is based on Ubuntu. Though they are all Linux distributions, Netrunner Rolling uses the pacman package management […]

October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Netrunner, Reviews
OpenMandriva 2014.1 review

OpenMandriva 2014.1 review

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 is the latest edition of OpenMandriva, a desktop distribution derived from the old Mandriva Linux. Though OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 is a minor update to OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0, which was released back in June (2014), it comes with some significant changes, including, according to the Release Notes, support for booting on computers with UEFI firmware. To quote from […]

September 29, 2014 · 2 comments · OpenMandriva, Reviews
elementary OS Freya beta review

elementary OS Freya beta review

elementary OS (yep, it’s spelled with a lowercase “e”) is a Ubuntu-based desktop distribution that’s been under development for quite a while now. The first article about it on this website was back in November of 2012 (elementary OS Luna preview). After the Luna edition, the next developmental edition was christened Isis, after an ancient Egyptian deity. But the name […]

September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Elementary OS, Reviews
OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

OpenMediaVault is a NAS/SAN Linux distribution that I first wrote about on this site back in January 2013. That was when the version 0.4.11 was released. The latest version, a milestone release, is OpenMediaVault 1.0. It is based on Debian 7 and uses that distribution’s ncurses installer, just like Ubuntu server. This is a distribution you want to use if […]

September 17, 2014 · 6 comments · OpenMediaVault, Reviews
Deepin 2014 review

Deepin 2014 review

Deepin is a desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop. It used to be called Linux Deepin, but the new name is just Deepin. Deepin 2014, the latest version, which was released about two weeks ago, uses a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). And it is the first version that shipped with the second edition of that […]

July 21, 2014 · 19 comments · Deepin, Reviews
Antergos 2014.05.26 review – Cinnamon, GNOME 3 and KDE desktops

Antergos 2014.05.26 review – Cinnamon, GNOME 3 and KDE desktops

This article is a review of the latest edition of Antergos – Antergos 2014.05.26, a desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. Like Manjaro, another Arch Linux-based desktop distribution, it is a relatively young distribution, and like its parent distribution, is a rolling release distribution. A rolling release distribution is an install-once-update-forever distribution. That is, once a system is installed, there’s […]

June 14, 2014 · 6 comments · Antergos, Reviews