Apr 192014
 
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I just installed it last night and it offers a unique experience compared to many other distributions out there, with a design that may appeal to many for daily use. It comes with Firefox, LibreOffice, and Evolution by default and it doesnt have a lot of apps but they are well thought out. It uses a sidebar similar to Ubuntu, where you place your most used apps, but the rest are a single click away or you can use the search function right on the main screen.

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Apr 102014
 
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Zorin has become one of the more popular Linux distros and this latest version based on Lubuntu 13.10 and using LXDE is no exception. It includes the unique Zorin desktop changer that allows you to use GUI’s similar to other OS like XP. They have their own software installer but it also includes the Lubuntu software installer as well as Synaptic. Google Chrome is the default browser along with Geary mail, Abiword and XFBurn.
Easy to install and an excellent choice for older hardware in particular. Its only a 905mb download, so its a good choice for those of you using slower internet connections.

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Mar 292014
 

If youve read through our forums, you know I’m an avid distrohopper, and I like to review as many distros as possible. Having that level of choice in my opinion, far outweighs the disadvantages, but yes, sometimes I find myself clicking the remote a bit too often. Do you find yourself bouncing a bit too much?

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Mar 272014
 

I’ve actually tried Fedora 20 GNOME 3.12, and really didnt see any major changes over the last version to be honest. Functionality and overall performance, were about the same, but I was impressed with the overall performance of this version. Fedora does a great job with all their versions, but if your a fan of GNOME, you should give this one a look.

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Feb 262014
 
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Most recent version of this Arch Linux based distribution, featuring KDE and XFCE desktops,as well as a separate Openbox version.
I’m pleased at the reasonable download sizes for the isos and the fact you have the choice of both a full OS or a lightweight OS for those of you with older hardware.

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Feb 012014
 
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Mageia 4 was just released and offers you a choice of KDE 4.11, GNOME 3.10 or XFCE 4.0, along with many applications, such as LibreOffice 4.1.3. Its offered in both 32/64bit and the download is pretty reasonable in the 1.5gb range.
Looking forward to your comments about this new release.

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Jan 152014
 
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Netunner 13.12 is based on Kubuntu, but when you see its GUI, it’s a far more beautiful and sleeker looking distribution. The improvements from 13.06 are huge, and it’s appearance is one of those changes. Its based on KDE 4.11.2, but after you install, it will update to 4.11.3 immediately, along with many other features. Social networking apps are included, along with Steam by default, and the basics like Firefox and Thunderbird. Driver support is excellent, and the default design will really suit most users. The download was around 1.6gb so its tolerable, and the install was fast and easy with no issues.

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