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Simply Mepis 8.5 beta4 review

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linuxexperimentation.blogspot: Despite being a self-confessed distro-hopper, I have dwelled for a long time with Sidux. As a hardcore KDE fan, the obvious choice was to test Simply Mepis 8.5 beta 4.

Parsix 3.0r2 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Parsix is a Linux distribution based on Kanotix and Debian. It is purely a desktop-focused distribution. The last major release was Parsix 3.0r0 (aka Kev). This review is of Parsix 3.0r2, the second update release of Kev.

Review: Crunchbang Linux 9.04.01

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raiden.net: Crunchbang Linux is built on the base provided by Ubuntu 9.04, but replaces Gnome with the lightweight and flexible Openbox environment and a different selection of default applications and utilities.

Are you ready for the easiest, fastest, most modern Linux ever?

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stealmycode.com/bolix: Designed for both Linux newcomers and power users, and inspired by Ubuntu, Bolix is the next step forward for Linux distributions.

Salix OS 13.0.2a: Not gnarled or creepy at all

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techiemoe.com: Today's menu consists of Salix OS, which like many of the rants I do these days came from an email suggestion. It's based on Slackware and attempts to extend it while remaining fully backwards-compatible. This is a formula that's worked well for distributions like Mepis and Linux Mint, so I see no reason why it can't work for Salix OS.

Why Mint over Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now. No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint.

RMS GNU/Linux-Libre!

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fsf.org/blogs: RMS GNU/Linux-Libre is a project to create a complete free software distribution of GNU/Linux that's small enough to run on a USB key, or pendrive.

Turn your netbook into a portable music studio with Indamixx USB stick

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liliputing.com: Indamixx has been putting out custom netbooks designed for creating and editing music for a year or two now. Now the company is offering Indamixx Portable Studio USB Stick Version for netbooks and laptops.

Linux users, get your Windows refund today

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Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux.

Small distro, big ego

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dedoimedo.com: Dedoimedo lemma to happy computing states that the fanaticism of a Linux user is inversely proportional to the size of the user base for the said distro.

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