Category: Reviews

[Comparison] Ubuntu 12.04 vs Windows 8

While Microsoft still hasn’t announced a release date for Windows 8, rumour has it that it’ll hit the shelves later this year. For the record, this will be the third straight time a major Windows …
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

[Review] Ubuntu 12.04

Canonical has released Ubuntu 12.04. its fourth long-term support (LTS) release. Unlike standard Ubuntu releases, which come every six months and integrate majo՜ new technologies, the focus of any LTS release is to provide a …
Gnome 3.4

[Review] Gnome 3.4

Gnome 3.4, the third stable release in the 3.x series, is here. We couldn’t wait to try it out, since the last year has revealed Gnome 3 to be a desktop with a lot of …
KDE

[Review] KDE 4.8

Correct us if we’re wrong, but isn’t a point release supposed to be little more than a version with bug fixes and hardly any new features? Apparently, the KDE devs were so distracted as they …
Gentoo 12

[Review] Gentoo 12

One can’t be faulted for failing to see the purpose behind a live DVD offered by a distribution which evokes fear for being a source-based distro that requires you to compile your own kernel. On …

[Review] Ubuntu Tweak

Does Evil Nick have a pencil eraser? Why? It used to be just such the way on the path of Ubuntu – the OS was infallible and therefore, many felt, it should need no easy …
VectorLinux 7.0

[Review] VectorLinux 7.0

Ever since Mike Saunders forgot to include it in a distro Roundup in issue one of Linux Format Slackware has a had a loyal following. In some ways it’s the purest form of Linux, as …
rpm-package-management

[What is] RPM 5

RPM is one of the two most popular package management systems for Linux. Although originally designed for Red Hat Linux, it is now used by many distributions. Currently there are two versions under active development …