Kubuntu

I’ve used both Lubuntu and Xubuntu as second GNU/Linux distro before. The time had come to try out Kubuntu. After all, I am a KDE user. The main Ubuntu with Unity I’ve installed 2-3 times, but I always found it a bit buggy, or behaving strangely. I installed Kubuntu 13.04 in September on a second …

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Jessie/testing 2 (and 3)

This post is a follow up of sorts to my previous post. A few days ago, I did a fresh install of the latest snapshot of Debian Jessie/testing. Install went fine. One thing that needs correction, imho, is that choosing English as installation language – which also makes it the system language – forces one …

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Jessie/testing 1

Wheezy, version 7 of the operating system Debian, was declared the new stable, official, version on May 4th. I use Wheezy as my main system since some time last year. When Wheezy became stable, the testing recieved its new name: Jessie. Which will be the future version 8, when it in its turn become stable …

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Grattis Debian 20 år!

Debian, det universella operativsystemet fyller tjugo år idag! Det är det operativsystem jag använder dagligen sedan drygt fyra år, även om jag använder/provar på andra ibland. Debian är ett fritt operativsystem. Standardinstallationen består av 100% fri programvara. Programvaran ligger i s.k. förråd (eng. “repository” eller “repo”). Fri programvara täcker inte alla behov, exempelvis för vissa …

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Debian 7 Wheezy Beta4 (KDE version)

If this is your first visit to my blog, you may want to read about my distro-hopping. Debian is my main distro. I have used Lenny, Squeeze, and maybe for the last year or so, Wheezy, which is the current testing. Wheezy is in freeze state, getting ready to reach stable status. I used to …

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Linux Deepin 12.06

If this is your first visit to my blog, you may want to read about my distro-hopping. Caution: This review is short as the drive I had installed it on was acutely needed for other stuff. So I used Deepin for only a few days on and off. “Review” is an exaggeration, the follow is …

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OpenSUSE 12.2

If this is your first visit to my blog, you may want to read about my distro-hopping. I once tried installing an earlier version of OpenSUSE, but it was extremely slow. That was on my previous hardware (processor and motherboard), where quite a few distros failed to install or were just bad in one way …

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WattOS

If this is your first time here, I suggest you first read my general post about distrohopping. 🙂 WattOS is a distribution based on Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop environment (as e.g. Lubuntu is, too). A more lightweight system, that consumes less Watt. The default install is a fully functional system, but with rather few …

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Linux Mint Cinnamon

If this is your first time here, it can be a good idea to first read my general post about distrohopping. Among the people using the Distrowatch site, Linux Mint has for some time been the most popular GNU/Linux distribution, passing the long time favorite Ubuntu. Other varieties of Ubuntu comes quite high on the …

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Zorin OS

If this is your first time here, I suggest you first read my general post about distrohopping. 🙂 It’s been a while since I tried another distro. Now I have been running Zorin OS a few days to get a glimpse of it. It is based on Ubuntu, with a UI bult on GNOME3, but …

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Xubuntu

If this is your first time here, I suggest you first read my general post about distrohopping. 🙂 I have been running Xubuntu (11.10) as alternate distro for a while. My experience has been similar to Lubuntu. Easy to install, stable, a few minor update reminders now and then. LXDE and XFCE are both GTK-based. …

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Confessions of a middle-aged distrohopper

Like many GNU/Linux users, I on occasion fall prey to that great temptation: distrohopping. The title of this post is catchy, the content is decent. Sorry if anyone is disappointed 😛 Some distrohop because they are not happy with their present distribution, some do it just for the curiosity, and a hope for finding something …

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