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Why Linux Reviews Don't Really Matter

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Once upon a time I wrote distribution reviews for a living. That's all I did. Now I ain't saying I was the best, in fact, I'm sure barely competent describes my work and knowledge. Nevertheless, I did learn one important truth when it comes to writing Linux reviews and, case in point, Jack Germain's LinuxInsider article titled "Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It's Worth."

Germain states his thesis right off the bat saying, "The latest release of Linux Mint 15, nicknamed "Olivia," tries really hard to reach new design goals but is marred by a series of petty flaws." He outlined some of the issues in his summary:

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