Latest Distro Reviews

  • elementary OS 5 Juno Review

    Nov. 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

    elementary OS is an Ubuntu (LTS) based distribution that strives to improve the Linux user experience and places an emphasis on the cohesiveness of the desktop environment and the apps that run on it. It targets new Linux users moving from Windows and macOS, offering a simple environment that does not require a steep learning curve.

    It is also the only Linux distribution that funds development of and monitizes the distribution through a pay-what-you-want model ...

  • Solus 3.9999 Review

    Oct. 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

    Solus is an independent rolling release distribution featuring its own package management system -- forked from Pardus Linux's PiSi package manager, and its in house developed GNOME stack based Budgie desktop environment. As the developers described it when Solus 3 was released:

    This is the third iteration of Solus since our move to become a rolling release operating system. Unlike the previous iterations, however, this is a release and not a snapshot. We’ve now ...

  • BunsenLabs Helium Review

    Aug. 26, 2018, 6 p.m.

    Bunsen Labs is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution that is a showcase for the Openbox window manager, continuing this role after its spirtitual predecessor, Crunchbang, ceased development. Like Crunchbang, it makes an Openbox based "desktop" environment usable out-of-the-box, configuring Openbox and the various tools that are usually used with Openbox to make a complete desktop environment.

    This article reviews the latest release of Bunsen Labs named Helium.

  • Fedora 28 Workstation Review

    June 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

    Since I last reviewed Fedora -- version 22 with a Netinstalled Cinnamon desktop -- there have been various changes to Fedora's flagship edition for desktops. Flatpack's and Wayland have been embraced, and more recently there have been efforts to separate the core of the OS from the additional layers with atomic and modularity, which allows installing different versions of software. The improvement which has been getting the most attention in this release, however, has been ...


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  • Reflection for UNIX [Android Edition] Review

    Aug. 26, 2018, 6 p.m.

    Reflection for UNIX (for Android and iOS) is part of a set of tools, collectively referred to as Reflection, originally developed by Attachmate, now part of Micro Focus -- both former owners of SUSE (pending finalization of a sale in the case of Micro Focus) -- to facilitate connections to remote hosts and to integrate remote host applications locally. The iOS and Android app is a simple SSH client offering various terminal emulation modes, connection and identity ...

  • Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT Review

    Dec. 13, 2017, 6 p.m.

    The ATH-DSR7BT is an over-ear Bluetooth headphone by Audio-Technica -- a maker of professional audio equipment -- in its Sound Reality line, which A-T describes as

    for those who demand extreme clarity from their listing experience... designed to deliver the highest level of sonic realism.

    It, like the higher-end ATH-DSR9BT, employs technology to maintain a completely digital signal from source to driver to deliver it's High-Resolution Audio conformant sound. We discuss these features and provide a ...

  • Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G-70EN Review for Linux Users

    Nov. 1, 2016, 6 p.m.

    The Acer VN7-592G-70EN -- a "Black Edition" -- is an iteration of the ASPIRE V Nitro series of gaming laptops. The standout feature of this particular model is its value, offering the high performance -- for consumer laptops -- iCore7-6700HQ quad core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GTX960M graphics with DDR5 video RAM, and a 128 GB m.2 SSD in addition to a 1TB mechanical hard drive, and the very state of the art USB Type C connector ...

  • LG Tone INFINIM (HBS-900) Review

    June 1, 2016, 6 p.m.

    The LG HBS-900 Infinium Bluetooth stereo headset is the top of the line of a group of Bluetooth stereo headsets featuring a comfortable around the neck/on-collar design, long battery life, good to superior sound quality, and a unique multi-point Bluetooth connection that allows the headset to be connected to two devices at the same time, where one connection is to a primary device. Compared with the other models in the range, the HBS-900 INFINIM ...

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