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"Why Linux Is Still Not Ready For The Desktop"

While there's 1000+ Steam games on Linux and the Linux desktop experience improving greatly with GNOME 3.14/3.16 and KDE Plasma 5, for Windows users not everyone feels the Linux desktop is ready.

12 March 2015 - Linux Desktop Shortcomings - Add A Comment
Mageia 5 Graphics Woes With Intel Broadwell HD Graphics

For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3.

21 February 2015 - Mageia 5 - 8 Comments
CrunchBang Linux Revived As CrunchBang++

Earlier this month we wrote how CrunchBang Linux was winding down with its lead developer halting development of this Debian-based distribution. However, there's new developers now forming the CrunchBang++ project.

16 February 2015 - CrunchBang++ - 8 Comments
Mageia 5 Has Been Delayed

Mageia 5 has already experienced delays in getting out the earlier development releases while another development delay was just confirmed and will push back the final release of this Mandriva-derived distribution.

23 December 2014 - Mageia 5 - 9 Comments
Antergos Is Working Out Well For Measuring Up Arch Linux

This past week I've been carrying out a number of system installations using Antergos as an Arch-based distribution with its quick and easy GUI/CLI installer. In seeking somewhat of a stable/sane base of settings and default packages that's easy to reproduce by others on independent systems yet still rolling-release with Arch, I've been happy with Antergos thus far.

6 December 2014 - Arching Antergos - 50 Comments
Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy

While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro.

30 November 2014 - Arch Linux - 82 Comments
Ubuntu 14.10 MacBook Air Tests With Linux 3.18, Mesa 10.5

This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 benchmarks from a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air. Ubuntu 14.10 out-of-the-box was largely performing better than Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release while today are some more Ubuntu OpenGL numbers tossed in for the graphics tests when upgrading against Intel's latest HD Graphics code for Linux.

27 November 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 vs. OS X 10.10 - 1 Comment

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