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Razor-QT Desktop 0.5.2 Review

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When I planned this review, I never really understood how difficult things would become to reach a point where I could actually run the Razor-QT desktop for some real-world testing. In a nutshell, oh my it was worth every minute of pain. I tested on elementaryOS/Ubuntu with Razor-QT 0.5.2.

Installation

Installation was an absolute nightmare and I highly recommend against such a task unless you’re an advanced Linux user and know your way around a system’s installation methods and structures. Let’s clear a few things up first. Yes, there is a PPA for the Razor-QT packages. But for some odd reason, I could not add the PPA to my system. I was receiving errors. As a second option, I manually downloaded each of the required packages that were sitting in the PPA repository on Launchpad. I created a new directory and moved all the packages to my new directory:

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