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First Impressions of Mint 18 KDE

I originally tried Mint 18 KDE on my HP laptop. The plaque on the back says it is a 355 G2 if that makes any difference. I was underwhelmed with the beta. It had a vicious lock screen bug. If you required your password for the lock screen, you were…

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Some Annoying Differences Between Gnome and KDE

The more developers try to push Gnome towards the future the further it seems to fall behind. Admittedly I’m a bit biased because I have always thought, and it will take a change of biblical proportions to make me think otherwise, that all variants of Gnome are freakin-ugly. While we…

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KWrite and Kate

One thing which always annoys me about being forced to use a Gicky-Gnasty-Gnome based desktop is the total lack of indispensable packages. While, in theory, you can install KWrite and Kate under Gnome, they don’t run correctly. At least, they don’t run correctly on YAU (Yet Another Ubuntu) releases. I…

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Icky of Gnome

Recently I upgraded to Mint 17 to get back on an LTS revision.  I couldn’t wait for KDE to come out so I went with the version built for Gnome 3 (Cinnamon).  It’s not as ugly as Gnome usually is.  Graphics drivers seem better as does the font rendering.  It…

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First Impressions of Zevenos Neptune 3.3 KDE

Zevenos Neptune   I must say this is a visually stunning distro. It is an absolute pleasure to look at the screen even during system boot. They really worked on the graphics! Not just the desktop either, the drivers have dramatically improved. I’m using the same 26” AOC monitor which…