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Fedora 28 Workstation Review

Since I last reviewed Fedora -- version 22 with a Netinstalled Cinnamon desktop -- there have been various changes to Fedora's flagship edition for desktops. Flatpack's and Wayland have been embraced, and more recently there have been efforts to separate the core of the OS from the additional layers with atomic and modularity, which allows...


Void Linux 20171007 Review

Void Linux is an independent rolling distribution that only includes FOSS software by default. It is reminiscent of Arch Linux in its minimalism, use of a custom package management and build system, and some other aspects of its design. Like Arch it is a distro suitable for advanced users who want to configure their OS as they see fit. It does,...


The Best Linux Distribution of 2017: Manjaro

I have been using Manjaro Linux almost continuously since 2014, starting with the excellently themed and configured OpenBox Community Edition. Since then, my appreciation for Manjaro has grown more and more to the point that I have come to trust it as my primary OS. It seems, judging by its recent rise in DistroWatch rankings, other desktop...


Deepin 15.4 Review

Deepin Linux is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution from China featuring a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment, acclaimed for its beauty and its innovative system configuration center. It includes a suite of applications developed in-house to complement the desktop environment -- Deepin File Manager, Deepin Terminal,...


openSUSE Tumbleweed (Snapshot 20161204) Review

Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Review

Netrunner offers two KDE-centric versions of their distribution, one based on Kubuntu, which is itself based on Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop environment instead of Ubuntu's own Unity, and the other based on Manjaro, itself based on Arch. Being specialists in KDE, the developers make efforts to enable all technologies offered by KDE into both...


openSUSE Leap 42.1 Review