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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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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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Distro Madness 2021

Round 1 Voting is closed Welcome to DistroMadness 2021 What is Distro Madness? DistroMadness is an effort to understand the Linux community’s distribution and desktop environment preferences that is modelled off of the NCAA college basketball tournament held in March of each year in the United States. That tournament, affectionately called “March Madness” determines the […]

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So Long, and Thanks for all the Phish

(and worms, adware, and spyware…)Dylan BurgerCanada I am (was) a lifelong Microsoft user dating back to the DOS/Windows 3.1 days; never really wanted to switch. For the longest time Windows didn’t just serve my needs, it excited me. I can remember getting Windows 95 on release day and having the sense of wonder exploring for […]

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