I have a lot of friends asking me of whether they should install Ubuntu 12.10 or Linux Mint 14, which is also Ubuntu - but a bit refreshed. Given that I reviewed both of them on the same system - Asus K54C, 2.4 Ghz Core i3 processor with 2 GB RAM, I thought a comparison between the mother distro and it's most famous derivate deem rational.
From Ubuntu 12.10 Comparison
From Linux Mint 14
Big news this week in the Linux world - the reigning king of Linux "Linux Mint" has come out with the Mate and Cinnamon desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10. The codename is Nadia. Now, before jumping onto the actual review, a bit of introspection. One question that always comes to my mind - I have reviewed so many wonderful Linux distros and quite a few are really really outstanding. Still what
The flagship distro from the Manjaro stable is perhaps the XFCE version. I was deeply impressed by the refinement and functionalities offered by KDE version. The XFCE version, too, lived up to the standards set in 0.8.1 release. I tested it out on my Asus K54C, 2.4 Ghz Core i3 processor with 2 GB RAM. First I did a live boot followed by installation on an 8 GB partition specially created for
Right from the first release itself, Manjaro Linux really impressed me. I tried their KDE release earlier, in 0.8 and 0.8.1 but was not as impressed as the XFCE version. But, the 0.8.2 release changed my opinion. It is one of the most refined and polished KDE releases that I have used this year.
From Manjaro KDE 0.8.2
The release note of Manjaro 0.8.2 came on 10th Nov'12 in Distrowatch and
If you think Ubuntu 12.10 is buggy and painful to use, then you must try out the new Snowlinux 3 "White". It is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and it simplifies a lot of stuff which Ubuntu complicates! Desktops available along with this edition are: Mate 1.4, Cinnamon 1.6 and Gnome fallback 3.6. Linux kernel is 3.5.
From Snowlinux 3 Mate Cinnamon
Once the release note came in Distrowatch, I
First when I used Tiny Core Linux in 2009, I just started using Linux, and I was a bit disappointed with Tiny Core. Later when my experience and learning grew, I realized that I chose the wrong file to boot (Tiny Core and not Core Plus) and I completely underestimated an otherwise very efficient distro.
When the 4.7 release note came in Distrowatch a few days ago, I was prompt to download the