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Parsix 5.0 review

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Simple because I did not see any point in it. The distribution wasn’t bringing anything new to the table, and the custom-coded installer was several steps removed (in the wrong direction) from that of its parent distribution. But that was back in 2011, which for a distribution with a 6-month release cycle, is a long time. read more...
permapage | score:9955 | -finid, August 30, 2013

Elementary OS 0.2 Luna review

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Rather, it uses a custom desktop interface called Pantheon, which like the Depth Desktop Environment of Linux Deepin, is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. read more...
permapage | score:9783 | -finid, August 25, 2013

StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview

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The very first edition of what is now called StartOS were based on Ubuntu, but the distribution has since dumped Ubuntu to become one that is not based on any other distribution. In other words, it is now an original or independent distribution, with its own package management system. read more...
permapage | score:9769 | -finid, July 7, 2013

PC-BSD 9.1 preview

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PC-BSD is a desktop-centric distribution based on FreeBSD. It used to be primarily a KDE-using distribution, but the installer now has options to install a system using other major desktop environments. read more...
permapage | score:9757 | -finid, July 21, 2012

Reviewing Kali Linux - the distro for security geeks

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Kali linux is a security oriented linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing users. It is the successor of backtrack linux. In this introduction we are going to take a look at Kali Linux 1.0 and see how it looks like. read more...
permapage | score:9700 | -Silver Moon, August 7, 2013

GhostBSD 2.5 review

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GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9, is the project’s fourth release, and was made available for public download on January 24.

This article provides the first review of this distribution on this website, and it is based on test installations of the 32-bit version. read more...
permapage | score:9693 | -finid, February 3, 2012

OpenIndiana 151a Desktop review

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OpenIndiana is a distribution of illumos, which is a community fork of OpenSolaris. And OpenSolaris itself was the open source version of Solaris, before it was discontinued by Oracle, after Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, Inc., in January 2010.

OpenIndiana Build 151a is the latest development release, and the third so far. A stable edition is slated for release before the end of this year.

There is a desktop edition and a server edition. This review is based on test installations of the desktop edition. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9681 | -finid, October 17, 2011

Preview: Snapdragon SDK for Android

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Qualcomm has announced the public preview release of Snapdragon SDK for Android. Snapdragon is Qualcomm’s single-chip, all-in-one mobile processor for smartphones and tablet computers. read more...
permapage | score:9667 | -finid, June 27, 2012

PC-BSD 9.1 installer preview

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One of the most important aspects of a distribution (there goes that word, again) or an operating system, is the installer or installation program. PC-BSD’s installer, aside from Anaconda, the Fedora system installer, is one of the most frequently updated installers on any distribution that I have used or reviewed on this website.

And it is a pretty good, point-and-click installation program, though, not without its faults. read more...
permapage | score:9659 | -finid, May 9, 2012

Linux Mint Debian 201204 MATE/Cinnamon review

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Linux Mint Debian 201204 MATE/Cinnamon is the latest edition of Linux Mint Debian, a desktop distribution based on Debian. It offers a choice of two GNOME-based desktop environments – MATE and Cinnamon.

The MATE/Cinnamon edition was released at the same time as the Xfce edition. This article is a review of the MATE/Cinnamon edition. read more...
permapage | score:9658 | -finid, April 29, 2012

Linpus Lite 1.9 review

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Linpus Lite is one of those distributions that I’ve always hoped will be done right, considering that it is published by a commercial entity. However, with every release, it manages to fail in taking care of the little things that matter. Almost every desktop distribution suffers from the same problem. They get the big picture, but then it comes to delivering sane and sensible defaults and implementing features that a modern OS should have, they miss the mark. read more...
permapage | score:9655 | -finid, May 26, 2013

Fedora 16 KDE review

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Fedora 16 is the latest stable edition of Fedora, a Linux distribution whose development is sponsored by Red Hat, Inc. The main edition uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment, but there are editions, called Spins, that use other desktop environments.

The available Spins in order of popularity, based on download count, are: Fedora KDE, Fedora Xfce, Fedora LXDE, Security, Games, Design-suite, Scientific-KDE, SoaS, Robotics, and Electronic-Lab. This review is of Fedora 16 KDE. read more...
permapage | score:9625 | -finid, December 15, 2011

Linux file manager comparison review

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Reviewing and rating six of the best Linux file managers...
The litmus test for any file manager, then, is its ability to manage large numbers of files efficiently, and this is one of the two main criteria for the applications in this roundup. Our other primary concern is advocacy. Could each file manager here help convince inexperienced Linux users that the OS can be either familiar and easy to use, or different in that it's much more flexible than what they've previously experienced?
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mail this link | permapage | score:9616 | -Ray, April 20, 2011

PC-BSD 8.2 review

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PC-BSD 8.2 is the latest stable release of PC-BSD, the FreeBSD-based desktop distribution. The installer sports features not available on the prior stable release. One-click disk encryption, one-click ZFS-based installation, and support for a GPT disk partitioning scheme are features just coded into SysInstaller.

ZFS implementation on PC-BSD (and FreeBSD) is not at the same level as what is available on Oracle Solaris. ZFS Pool Version is at 31 and the ZFS File System Version is at 5. PC-BSD 8.2 ships with ZFS Pool Version 15 and ZFS File System Version 4. That just means that there are some cool features of ZFS that are not yet available on PC-BSD. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9525 | -finid, March 3, 2011

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

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This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition, and starts by taking a look at the installation program. Keep in mind that all Linux Mint editions share the same installation program, so everything that’s written here for the Cinnamon edition also applies to the MATE edition. And also to the KDE and Xfce editions, though the final editions of those are yet to be released. read more...
permapage | score:9516 | -finid, July 5, 2013

Kubuntu 11.10 review

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Kubuntu 11.10 is the latest stable release of the desktop Linux distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd., a Linux software provider based in London, UK. It is based on Ubuntu, but uses KDE, the K Desktop Environment.

Like Ubuntu, Kubuntu comes either as a CD image with a graphical installer, a CD image with an alternate installer, and a DVD image that offers access to a graphical and alternate installer. This review is based on test installations of 32-bit images of the CD and alternate CD installer editions. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9475 | -finid, November 21, 2011

Pear OS Linux Panther 3 screenshot preview

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Pear OS is a new Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. Development started in early August 2011, and Pear OS 1.0, the first version marked “stable,” was released on August 15 2011. The newest release is Pear OS Linux Panther 3.

I tend not to pay too much attention to Ubuntu-based distributions especially when there is no feature or features that truly distinguishes them from their parent distribution, but Pear OS appears to be different. In fact, it looks to be better than any other Ubuntu-based distribution. Perhaps even better than Ubuntu itself. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9453 | -finid, December 16, 2011

Fedora 19 review – Schrodingers Cat

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There are also specialty flavors designed for specific computing tasks (Design-suite, Electronic-Lab, Games, Jam-KDE – for the musician in you, Robotics, Security, and SoaS), and ready-to-run images for Cloud platforms. Installation images for ARM, PPC, and s390 architectures are also available. read more...
permapage | score:9406 | -finid, July 12, 2013

Ubuntu 11.04 review

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Ubuntu 11.04, code-named Natty Narwhal, is the latest version of the popular Linux distribution. Its release marks the end of Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE). The major new feature in this release is Unity, a desktop interface which replaces GNOME 2 as the default desktop environment. You can still use GNOME 2 if your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Unity, or if you do not like Unity.

This article presents a detailed review of Natty Narwhal, with a focus on Unity. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9400 | -finid, May 4, 2011

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

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The good news is they are comparatively minor bugs, nothing that cannot be fixed before the next public release. However, what’s not a bug is not requesting authentication for using graphical management applications. That’s a bad design implementation that needs to be rolled back, for security’s sake. read more...
permapage | score:9391 | -finid, June 28, 2013
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