Latest Distro Reviews

  • 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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  • Void Linux 20171007 Review

    May 24, 2018, 6 p.m.

    Void Linux is an independent rolling distribution that only includes FOSS software by default. It is reminiscent of Arch Linux in its minimalism, use of a custom package management and build system, and some other aspects of its design. Like Arch it is a distro suitable for advanced users who want to configure their OS as they see fit. It does, however, offer live ISOs which can be used to easily install a system, either ...

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  • Deepin 15.4 Review

    April 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

    Deepin Linux is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution from China featuring a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment, acclaimed for its beauty and its innovative system configuration center. It includes a suite of applications developed in-house to complement the desktop environment -- Deepin File Manager, Deepin Terminal, Deepin Music, and Deepin Movies, among others. It also includes Deepin Store, a GUI Software Manager that makes it easy to browse, discover, and install software. -- a ...

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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed [Snapshot 20161204] Review

    Dec. 15, 2016, 6 p.m.

    Slightly over a year ago, openSUSE wisely merged its Factory development branch and the not widely used Tumbleweed rolling branch to create a new stable and viable rolling release, also called Tumbleweed, while still maintaining Factory as a separate development branch and a basis for Tumbleweed snapshots. The new Tumbleweed immediately solved one of the issues I had with openSUSE's regular releases -- with one year between releases, software available in the default repositories could ...

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Latest Product Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • LG Tone INFINIM (HBS-910) Review

    June 1, 2016, 6 p.m.

    The LG HBS-910, the current iteration of the Tone INFINIM Bluetooth stereo headset, is near the top of the Tone line of Bluetooth stereo headsets, featuring a comfortable around the neck/on-collar design, long battery life, good 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 primary. The Tone line of headphones is comprised of -- from the top ...

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