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Sabayon 15.11 KDE: hot, hotter and burnt

Sabayon is a distribution not famous among majority of Linux fans. Although, it still has a decent army of followers. It is in Top 30 of distributions, according to Distrowatch.

Ubuntu GNOME: the typical part of the family

If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.

Chalet OS: good idea, bad design

Let me introduce you to Chalet OS. The web site of this operating system says that their main target audience is fresh Linux converts who come to the Linux world from other operating systems. Isn't it the same audience that Zorin OS is aiming at? I was baffled and intrigued!

How-to: headless radio player on Raspberry Pi 2 and SolydX RPi2

I started with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, a WiPi wireless adapter, an 8GB microSD card and a low cost case. I downloaded the SolydX RPi2 edition and extracted it onto the microSD card. Once done and inserted into the RPi2, I booted the system

Xfce Smooth: the smooth variations

You won't find this distribution's name in Distrowatch. They have no official web site. Does this distribution even exist? Once upon a time I asked this question about Zorin OS. Yes, this distribution exists and you can download it from the Sourceforge page. The name is Xfce Smooth.

Simply Linux 7.0.5: Love from Russia

Simply is not an independent distribution. Instead, it is based on the ALT Linux, a distribution from a team of Russian developers. While ALT Linux is a KDE-oriented distro, Simply uses Xfce. Both of these distributions share the same platform, called Sisyphus.

What you should not expect when switching to Linux

You are now convinced that you want to switch to Linux. What you should NOT expect from this switch?

Austrumi 3.2.2: a nice stranger

Austrumi is a Linux distribution that is based on Slackware and developed by a small team from the Latgale region of Latvia, a small ex-USSR Baltic state.

Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE: do you have the hardware?

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Aug 19, 2015 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE, Linux, Mint
Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned in the article.

Zorin OS 10 Core: install and forget

It has been more than a year since Zorin OS 9 was released. And the 1st of August 2015 saw the release of the brand new distribution from the Zorin team: Zorin OS 10.

Working with Pivot Tables in LibreOffice Calc

A how-to video showing you details of working with Pivot tables in LibreOffice Calc.

Zorin OS, consider me a Linux fan for life

While I come across the "old guard" wanting to cling to XP for dear life as it drifts into the sunset and becomes even more prone to virus, malware and spyware attacks, consider me a Linux fan for life.

Emmabuntus 3: take it all

Generally speaking, Emmabuntus 3 felt quite solid and responsive as an operating system. There were no crashes or unexplainable delays. I would give Emmabuntus 3 a good mark, though I would not use it myself.

Fedora 22: not obvious excellence

I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.

Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

Mageia 5 KDE: quick screenshot tour

Mageia 5 is a distribution that many people where waiting for. Initially scheduled for November 2014, it was finally released on the 19th of June 2015. Let's have a look at this distribution with a quick screenshot tour.

Ubuntu 15.04: evolution continues

Everyone knows the distribution that I am going to review today. It is one of the most famous distributions in the world, leader of the Distrowatch chart and base for many forks and spins.

Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu family distributions every 6 months. Ubuntu 15.04 was released in April 2015.

How-to: different headers and footers on even and odd pages in LibreOffice

Take a book from your shelf and open it. Look at its headers and footers. Do you notice anything? More often than not you would see that odd and even pages have different headers/footers. For example, page numbers can be on the left on odd and on the right on even pages. Can you do the same in LibreOffice Writer? Yes, you can!

Ruth Suehle: Red Hat and Fedora derivatives and forks are part of the community

No one will argue that Linux world is more fragmented than the worlds of other operating systems. Each distribution has its fans, developers and haters.

There are few companies among this ocean of distributions that work closely with the community and help the Linux world to improve. Would it be interesting for you to see what people in these companies think like? Let's talk to one of them!

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