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Distro Madness Round 1 Concludes

After an extended voting period, the first round of Distro Madness is now concluded. Voting for round #2 is now open VOTE HERE Here are the results to date with some thoughts to follow The first thing that I noticed was that Linux Mint ended up in a surprisingly competitive race. It was by no […]

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Distro Madness 2022 Opens

Welcome to DistroMadness 2022. For those of you who participated last year you can skip straight to the voting. VOTE HERE If you are new to Distro Madness or just want a refresher on how it works then please see below. What is Distro Madness? DistroMadness is an effort to understand the Linux community‚Äôs distribution […]

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Linux Lite install

Linux LiteMoss Bliss This is a distro installation report which did not make it onto Distrohoppers’ Digest. I installed version 4.4 on this occasion. The installer is Ubiquity: the more you use it, the easier it is to use. I had no difficulties. It was interesting to see some of the default settings being more […]

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Cutefish OS

by Moss Bliss This is a review which was judged to be too incomplete to include in Distrohoppers’ Digest podcast. Cutefish OS is created by the developers of Cutefish Desktop, which has already been released on Manjaro Linux. It is based on Ubuntu core. I installed this on my Lenovo ThinkPad T540p. Somewhere I saw […]

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Reborn OS install

by Moss Bliss This little distro is an Arch newcomer, and there were some surprises in store. I downloaded the ISO and burned the stick. I installed the stick in my Lenovo ThinkPad T540p. The installer was simple to use once you figured out that there wasn’t a Continue button to hit, just an arrow. […]

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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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Memory Usage of Distros

Moss Bliss Each distro uses RAM differently. How much memory your computer has, and how much your distro uses, are key components in selecting a distro, one which is often overlooked. I have (and have had) several machines. I have run gobs of distros on each one. There are several programs in Linux which can […]

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Review: RoboLinux

Moss Bliss I am running out of time on Distrohoppers’ Digest for more reviews. There surely will come a time when I will not have anything to review, but this is not that month. This is a Q&D (Quixk & Dirty) review of RoboLinux 12.3 MATE As this is essentially Ubuntu, it uses the Ubiquity […]

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