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Linux Mint 15 new features

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December 31, 2012
Linux Mint 15 new features

The roadmap for Linux Mint 15 is out, and here are some of the new features we’ll see in the next release of Linux Mint. It looks like there’s some good stuff coming, not that the current release is lacking. Linux Mint 14 is quite good, but there’s always room for improvement. Cinnamon 1.8...
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THQ and Linux games

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December 31, 2012
Jason Rubin of THQ

Jason Rubin, the president of THQ, sounded reasonably positive on Twitter about potentially developing Linux games. Between this and Steam on Linux, Linux gamers are getting a couple of great Christmas presents. Let’s hope that he actually decides to go through with it. I’m hopeful that the Windows 8 debacle has opened more eyes...
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Should you pay for a bunch of Linux distributions on DVD?

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December 31, 2012
The Linux Diversity Collection

There’s an interesting collection of 64-bit Linux distributions available called the “Linux Diversity Collection.” You can purchase it on Amazon.com for $39.95. Linux Diversity Collection Award-winning Linux operating systems with complete set of open source applications for desktops, laptops and servers Includes “Introduction to Linux” video DVD and updated UNIX Academy Selected Linux Training Library...
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Fedora 18 Preview

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December 4, 2012
The Fedora 18 Desktop

The beta of Fedora 18 has been released, and here's a sneak peek of what you'll find in it. This release has been dubbed "Spherical Cow." Apparently, the Fedora developers have decided to follow in the footsteps of Apple and Ubuntu by using cute animal names for their operating system releases.
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Will Android kill Windows 8 on the desktop?

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August 8, 2012
Will Android kill Windows 8 on the desktop?

There are clues that Google might be cooking up a desktop version of Android. Will it be the final nail in the coffin of Windows 8?
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Fedora 17 preview

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April 17, 2012
Fedora17 Beta Desktop

The final Fedora 17 beta has just been released. Fedora is Live CD distro, so you can boot it up on a CD or in a virtual machine to check it out before doing an install. I went with the default version that uses GNOME 3 for this Sneak Peek.
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Linux Mint 12 preview

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November 13, 2011
Welcome Menu

The first release candidate for Linux Mint 12 is out now, and I couldn't resist doing a sneak peek of it. I'll do a full review on DLR when the final release comes out. Linux Mint 12, as you may have heard, uses GNOME 3.2 as its desktop environment. But the Linux Mint developers never...
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Bodhi Linux 1.2

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September 27, 2011
Desktop

A while back I did a review of Bodhi Linux 1.0 for Desktop Linux Reviews. Bodhi has recently been updated to version 1.2 so a quick look is definitely in order. Bodhi, in case you aren't familiar with it, is an Ubuntu derivative that uses the Enlightenment desktop. Bodhi is more of a minimalist's distribution....
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The dark side of distrohopping

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July 15, 2011
DistroWatch

I’ve been a distrohopper for as long as I can remember. What is a distrohopper you might be wondering? Well it’s a guy or gal who loves using different desktop distros and who frequently hops from one to another. I wrote a column about the Psychology of a Distrohopper a while back that explores...
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The many faces of Fedora

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June 16, 2011
Fedora On DistroWatch

There’s no doubt that Fedora is one of the most popular versions of desktop Linux. As I write this column, Fedora is currently at #3 on Distrowatch page hit ranking. Only Linux Mint and Ubuntu beat it in DistroWatch’s page hit ranking system. That’s pretty good for a distro that sometimes doesn’t get nearly...
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