In search of the best Linux distro of 2012: My Experiments

Jan 2013: Please also visit my updated experiments with the major distros released in 2012

Best KDE Distro 2012 with 16 leading KDE distros
Best XFCE Distro 2012 with 15 leading XFCE distros

My Old Experiment: 

I recall in 2009, I had only a desktop for all my computing needs - a desktop bought in 2003 and post SP3 update, struggled to run Windows XP, plagued with virus problems,

Manjaro Linux 0.8.1 XFCE Review: Fast, complete and looks awesome!

Last time when I reviewed Manjaro 0.8.0 XFCE, I really liked it. I didn't feel it wasted too much of RAM while using it, but there were criticisms from some corner. Possibly, I haven't really used it that much as Manjaro was never my primary distro. But, it is good that the developer, Roland Singer, came up with another version 0.8.1 XFCE, which LXDM instead of LightDM and built up a really good

Snowlinux 3 E17 Crystal Review: Fast, very fast!

The world of preferred Linux window manager is dominated by Gnome, KDE, XFCE and LXDE primarily. About 90% of the new releases I see are based on either of the four desktops because of the extremely elegant graphical interfaces they offer. However, with changing priorities and a need to provide aesthetically pleasing visual effects, Linux world is also undergoing tremendous transformation,

Sabayon 10 Review: Gentoo on steroids!

Gentoo Linux is one Linux OS I haven't tried yet. But, surely this week I am going to try their 2009 Special DVD edition. The best feature of Gentoo is, it is version-less and once you make an emerge update, it has the most up-to-date packages. There are step-by-step guides available to install Gentoo and once I try it, I'll know how complicated or easy it is!

From Sabayon 10

From Sabayon

BlankOn 8.0 "Rote" Review: The least RAM consuming Gnome 3 distro I have ever used!

This review is based on Hud's request. Hud Huni Dhiya is from Indonesia and wanted to get BlankOn 8 reviewed. To begin, BlankOn is a Debian based distro and a result of personal endeavors of Indonesian Linux Motivator Foundation. BlankOn 8.0, code name "Rote", was released on 17th Aug'2012. You can get more details of BlankOn in Wikipedia. Apart from the ethic language, it also supports English