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Hardware Review: HAVIT 89 key mechanical keyboard

I have to admit that the keyboard has always been an after-thought when I have purchased a computer. In fact, prior to the purchase of this particular keyboard, I have only ever owned ones that came stock with my system purchases. I have certainly used different types of keyboards over the years: from early 90s […]

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Linux Mail Clients Deep Dive- The Lightweight Options

E-mail has been around forever, predating even the web. Despite its age, and the continuous influx of new messaging platforms, it remains the most widely employed form of electronic communication. It offers a combination of reliability, ease of use, flexibility, with an open and non-proprietary structure that appeals to both new and seasoned users. When […]

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Linux Mail Clients Deep Dive: Evolution

E-mail has been around forever, predating even the web. Despite its age, and the continuous influx of new messaging platforms, it remains the most widely employed form of electronic communication. It offers a combination of reliability, ease of use, flexibility, with an open and non-proprietary structure that appeals to both new and seasoned users. When […]

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Distro Madness: And your champion is…

Congratulations to Linux Mint Cinnamon: our first ever Distro Madness Champion. Cinnamon was a consistent performer, being well liked in every round and eventually coming out on top with 75% of the vote in our final round. Linux Mint Mate was certainly a worthy runner-up but fell just short. A critic will say that we […]

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Choose your champion- Distro Madness Finale

It took 5 rounds but we finally had a Linux Mint DE exit Distro Madness. Of course it only happened once every other distro had been eliminated, but it still happened. Our semifinal matchups were not particularly close in the end. I can’t say I was surprised by the result for Cinnamon vs LMDE. LMDE […]

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Distro Madness reaches its final four

Not much to say as we reach the final four of Distro Madness. Linux Mint has clearly dominated from the start thanks to some heavy involvement from Mintcast forums. However there is no longer anywhere to hide with an all Mint semi-final. Here are my key takeaways Voting was way up The Elite 8 was […]

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Review- Manjaro Mate 21.02 for Pinebook Pro

Dylan Burger (Canada) I love Pine64. I love how they are making quality hardware available for reasonable prices, I love how the community shapes their decision making and the degree to which they communicate with me as an end user. At the moment I own both a Pinephone and a Pinebook Pro and the build […]

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Distro Madness Reaches the Quarterfinals

Distro Madness- Round 3 Wrap-Up And with that round #3 of distro madness comes to a conclusion. Thanks to everyone for their support and participation. Here is where we stand going into the “Elite 8”: Here are my key takeaways The Mintcast Community Continues to Show UpAfter 3 rounds of voting, all 4 offerings from […]

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Distro Madness Round #2 Concludes

Round #2 of Distro Madness is now complete and it seems to be gaining momentum. We had more responses and much more competitive voting for most of the matches. Here is a quick recap of where we stand. Here are my takeaways from round #2. A more competitive round Because of the seeding, round #1 […]

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Distro Madness Round 1 Concludes

Voting for Round 2 will be open until March 12 Distro Madness- Round 1 Wrap-Up So Round #1 of Distro Madness 2021 is in the books. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. Before we open the voting for round #2 let’s recap the results of round 1. Here is the updated bracket […]

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