Archive for the 'reviews' Category

Impressions: Fedora Core 5 Test 3

February 27th, 2006

I’ve been testing out FC5-test3 for a few days now. Seems to be nice and stable as FC4 was, though with a few annoyances that will hopefully be worked out when FC5 is finally released in mid-March. Here are a few things that caught my attention.

The goodHardware support has improved. I tried to install FC4 […]

are you gaim?

January 26th, 2005

Though I have been installing Gaim since version 0.7, the disadvantage of being firewalled never allowed me to use all its features (read MSN Messenger, IRC). The new release finally supports a “working HTTP connection method for MSN” and it really does work. A simple configure -> make -> sudo make install […]

a week of humanity

January 12th, 2005

At the turn of the new year I resolved to be a better human being. And the best way to begin this arduous journey was installing Ubuntu linux, a distro for humans.

Since it has been slightly more than a week with the distro, I thought I’ll jot down some of the pros and cons. My […]

the DE wars

January 4th, 2005

A favorite topic in flame wars is the choice of desktop environment on Linux. This article on OSNews reviewing SimplyMepis, ends up giving a comparison between Gnome and KDE. The author gets it right in two places where Gnome is concerned, it does need a better CD burning tool one which is as good as […]

Xandros Desktop 3 Deluxe

December 30th, 2004

Adam Doxtater over at has reviewed Xandros Desktop 3 Deluxe and is pretty happy with the release. He gives it high marks overall but does note the less than snappy performance that the Xandros Desktop delivers.

When reviewing Xandros, it’s hard not to comment on the appearance of the distro. Adam echoes my sentiments when […]

Bagel and Toaster

December 25th, 2004

Or Beagle and Coaster

Well, it’s Christmas and the world’s stopped working. Apparently, so has my sense of humour.

Matthew Newton writes a regular feature called Free Agent for PC World and in this edition of Free Agent he talks about the very promising Coaster project which might finally provide GNOME users with a […]

Yellow Dog Linux 4

December 24th, 2004

Slashdot links to a (surprisingly unslashdotted) review of Yellow Dog Linux 4.0 - that niche distribution for those PowerPC geeks who aren’t satisfied with the half unix that Mac OS X provides and want the whole deal.

What I don’t understand is the conclusion of the reviewer. Let me quote the end of the review here:

The […]