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  • Ultramarine Linux 39 Review [KDE Plasma Edition]

    April 11, 2024, 6 p.m.

    Ultramarine Linux is a Fedora based GNU/Linux distribution developed by Fyra Labs, a professional services provider in various information technology areas. The distribution strives to be easy to use, stable, and secure with features that benefit developers as well as casual users. Some of the value it adds to its excellent Fedora base is the inclusion of additional repositories for software not distributed by Fedora, such as the third-party RPM Fusion, which provides among …

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  • Garudal Linux Review [KDE Dragonized (D460nized),231029

    April 3, 2024, 6 p.m.

    Garuda Linux is an Arch based distribution that provides an easy GUI installation of an Arch system with the widely used Calamares installer. But unlike the numerous other distributions that offer such an easy installation of an Arch system and some custom convenience tools, such as a welcome application, Garuda Linux is more ambitious. It provides installation on a Btrfs filesystem that incorporates Snapper to manage snapshot and rollback capability, as well as distribution developed …

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Review

    July 6, 2023, 9 p.m.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the leading Linux distribution used by enterprises. Red Hat, its developer, has built a very successful FOSS business using this core product, generating revenue from RHEL support subscriptions and other large scale technologies built with RHEL at their core.

    In 2014, Red Hat took control of CentOS, a community developed clone of RHEL produced by recompiling Red Hat source. In 2020 it changed the CentOS development model and purpose from …

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  • Garudal Linux Review [KDE Dragonized (D460nized),210621]

    Oct. 26, 2021, 6 p.m.

    Garuda Linux is an Arch based distribution that provides an easy GUI installation of an Arch system with the widely used Calamares installer. But unlike the numerous other distributions that offer such an easy installation of an Arch system and some custom convenience tools such as a welcome application, Garuda Linux is more ambitious -- offering much more such, as installation on a Btrfs filesystem with a fully configured system snapshot and rollback capability and …

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Latest Product Reviews


  • Lenovo LEGION 5i PRO 16ITH6 Review [82JF002RUS]

    April 12, 2022, 6 p.m.

    The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is an excellent laptop. Performance is good -- near the high end for a consumer laptop -- thanks to the Intel Core-i7 with 24 MB of level 3 cache. It also has some surprising outstanding features, such as the excellent 16" 2560x1600 IPS HDR screen. Other outstanding features are the excellent build quality, the plethora of ports, all at the latest standards, including two USB-C ports, one supporting power delivery, …


  • AOC 16T2 Portable Monitor Review

    Jan. 25, 2022, 6 p.m.

    Multiple monitor computer display configurations have become the norm in recent years. Such setups greatly improve productivity, especially for certain workflows. Multiple monitor setups are not limited to those who regularly work from the same location. For those who work on laptops away form their primary locations portable monitors are available to provide the same productivity. These monitors are thin and light for portability and also do not necessarily require an additional power adapter that …


  • Bowers & Wilkins PI3 Review

    July 9, 2021, noon

    The PI3 is an around-the-neck in-ear Bluetooth headphones from Bowers & Wilkins -- maker of high end audio equipment since the 1960s.

    The Bowers & Wilkins PI3 are high performance in-ear headphones designed to deliver the highest quality mobile personal audio experience combined with the convenience of wireless operation in a compact easy to wear design.

    And they in fact deliver. Of the other headphones I currently use -- an Audio Technica ATH-m50xBT, a Sony …


  • Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT Review

    Oct. 11, 2019, noon

    The ATH-M50xBT is an over-ear Bluetooth headphone by Audio-Technica -- a maker of professional audio equipment. In making these headphones Audio-Technica began with the design and sound signature of the M50x wired monitor headphones from its Professional line and added the convenience of Bluetooth connection capability. According to Audio-Technica:

    The ATH-M50xBT harnesses the legendary M50x studio sound for an exhilarating wireless listening experience, with exceptional clarity and deep, accurate bass response.

    Utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology …


Latest Guides


  • Nvidia Optimus on Linux

    Oct. 19, 2022, 4:14 p.m.

    NVIDIA provides a proprietary driver for Linux, which generally provides better performance compared to the alternative FOSS driver -- Nouveau, as well as better functionality for newer models of its GPUs. For desktop computers, enabling the proprietary driver is straightforward. However for Optimus laptops running Linux, the situation is …


  • The Best Distributions for Problematic Nvidia Optimus Hybrid Graphics

    May 19, 2020, 4 p.m.

    For Linux users with NVIDIA/Intel hybrid graphics laptops, having everything working perfectly or at least to the extent that their needs are met from the computer sometimes requires intervention by the user if the chosen distribution does not set it up. Sometimes this includes adjusting the system configuration to prevent …


  • Enabling a Native File Dialog for Firefox on Plasma Desktop

    May 19, 2020, 1 p.m.

    Firefox is an excellent browser with many useful and innovative features that is created by an organization that respects and strives to protect its users' privacy. It is also a GTK based application which means that it will use GTK elements in dialog windows for browsing files to upload to …


  • Using SSH in KDE's Dolphin File Browser

    July 13, 2019, 6 p.m.

    KDE's Dolphin file browser is widely regarded as the most customizable. But it also has a lot of advanced built-in functionality and is extensible to add even more capability. Among its most useful functionality is the ability to access and manage remote files directly in the file browser using the …


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Latest Virtualization Articles


  • Sharing Host Computer Driectories with VirtualBox Guests Using NFS

    Sept. 14, 2022, 6 p.m.

    The VirtualBox Type II hypervisor includes a mechanism to share VM host directories with the VM guest through the functionality termed Shared Folders in a VMs settings in VirtualBox Manager. As an alternative to this built-in functionality, for cases when it is impractical, or not possible -- for example, during …


  • VMware: Installing Workstation Player 12.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

    Nov. 30, 2015, 6 p.m.

    Installation of VMware Workstation Player remains as straightforward as previous version of VMware's free hypervisor for desktop systems. However Ubuntu's recent adoption of systemd in place of Upstart, has added additional steps in installing VMware Workstation Player (previously VMware Player). This article presents the installation process, describing the …


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  • Why Buy a Blackberry Passport In 2017?

    June 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

    Almost three years after release, the Blackberry Passport and other devices that use Blackberry 10 OS are essentially useless to most people who are used to the cornucopia of apps in the Apple App Store and in Google Play -- especially popular social media apps -- because of the very …


  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Needs True Multiple Version Kernel Support

    June 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

    The openSUSE project produces two of the best distributions in the Linux world -- the rolling Tumbleweed and the regular release Leap. It has been my favorite distribution for many years because, in my opinion, it is a technically superior distribution with a mature and extensive infrastructure where rationality is …


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