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Antergos 2013.11.17 review

Antergos 2013.11.17 review

Antergos is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. Formerly known as Cinnarch, it is a relatively new project and is poised to do for Arch Linux what Ubuntu did for Debian. Like it’s parent distribution, it uses a rolling-release development model, which means that existing users do not have to reinstall to get the latest and greatest kernel and […]

Semplice 5 review – High Hopes

Semplice 5 review – High Hopes

Sometimes I come across a distribution that looks interesting and I want to see how good it is and whether it brings anything new to the table. That’s why I decided to take a quick look at Semplice, a desktop distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian. Its name is said to derive from “simple” and that the developers […]

Parsix 5.0 “Lombardo” review

Parsix 5.0 “Lombardo” review

Parsix is one of those desktop distributions that I had a lot of hope for back when I started reviewing distributions for this site. But since, Parsix 3.7 (see Parsix 3.7 review), which was released back in mid-August of 2011, I lost any interest in it. Why? Simple because I did not see any point in it. The distribution wasn’t […]

Elementary OS 0.2 “Luna” review

Elementary OS 0.2 “Luna” review

Elementary OS is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, and like many or most distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, does not use the parent distribution’s Unity desktop. It also does not use the GNOME Shell either. Rather, it uses a custom desktop interface called Pantheon, which like the Depth Desktop Environment of Linux Deepin, is built atop GNOME 3 […]

Wifislax 4.6 review

Wifislax 4.6 review

Wifislax is a Slackware-based Linux distribution designed for wireless hacking and forensics. It’s not on the list of Pentesting, digital forensics, and hacking distributions that I published last week, but with this article, it just got added. Wifislack 4.6, the latest stable edition, was released on July 31 (2013). This is a Spanish distribution that’s made available for download as […]

Korora 19 review – Bruce

Korora 19 review – Bruce

Korora is a Linux distribution that is based on Fedora. Korora 19, code-named Bruce, which is based on Fedora 19, was released the day after its parent distribution was released. That’s a little more or less than 24 hours after Fedora 19 was released. Which means that the Korora developers did not conduct any testing of their own before making […]

Fedora 19 review – Schrodinger’s Cat

Fedora 19 review – Schrodinger’s Cat

Summary: Fedora 19 review presents a detailed review of the latest edition of Fedora, a Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat, Inc. Out of the box, it ships with only Free Software applications. Like previous releases before it, Fedora 19, code-named Schrodinger’s Cat, comes with many, many new features and feature enhancements, and, of course, its own share of bugs. […]

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

Summary: Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review takes a detailed look at the Cinnamon editions of the latest release of the popular desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Cinnamon is a new desktop environment developed by the Linux Mint team, and is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. Linux Mint 15, the latest edition of the desktop distribution based on Ubuntu […]

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

Summary: This article provides a review of Linux Deepin 12.12, the latest edition of the popular desktop distribution published by Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd., China. Linux Deepin is based on Ubuntu Desktop, and it used to be that a Linux Deepin release came two months after the most recent Ubuntu Desktop release. So if Ubuntu is released in April, […]

Linpus Lite 1.9 review

Linpus Lite 1.9 review

Linpus Lite is a desktop distribution published by Linpus Technologies, Inc., a Linux software solutions provider headquartered in Taiwan. It is based on Fedora, but with a focus towards modern hardware and mobile computing. The latest edition, Linpus Lite 1.9, was released back in early February of this year, and was updated in the first week of this month. The […]

Antergos Linux 2013.05.12 review

Antergos Linux 2013.05.12 review

Antergos Linux is a desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. The distribution started under the Cinnarch moniker with the objective of providing a Cinnamon-only desktop distribution using the same rolling release development model as its parent distribution. It got its new name after the developers came to the conclusion that it was going to be extremely difficult to reconcile the […]

Kali Linux 1.0 review

Kali Linux 1.0 review

Kali Linux is the latest incarnation of BackTrack Linux, an Ubuntu-based distribution for penetration testing. It is developed and maintained by Offensive Security, an outfit that provides security training and certification courses for IT professionals. It has been described by its developers as the “the most advanced and versatile penetration testing distribution ever created.” Whether you agree with that statement […]

Chakra 2013.02 Benz review

Chakra 2013.02 Benz review

Chakra 2013.02 Benz released. No new features implemented in Tribe, the graphical installation program, Kapudan, the first boot program, gets new features. Chakra is a desktop distribution forked from Arch Linux. Like Arch Linux, it is a rolling-release distribution, which means once you install it in your computer, you never need to reinstall when a new version comes along – […]

Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) review

Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) review

This is the latest article on Fedora on this website. To view the complete list of Fedora-related articles, visit the distribution’s category page at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/fedora. So, it was released a lot later than expected. Big deal! The most important thing is, it was released. That’s the good part. The worst part is, it landed to a chorus of negative reviews. […]

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 review

Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 review

Bodhi Linux is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. It uses the Enlightenment desktop environment as the primary and only (officially) supported desktop environment. Not too many distributions use Enlightenment as a default desktop environment, and that puts Bodhi Linux in a kinda unique category. Also, unlike most other desktop distributions, a Bodhi Linux edition is not designed to just […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 review

ROSA Desktop Fresh is the latest addition to the line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. The first stable edition is ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012, released on December 19 2012. Before its release, ROSA Desktop Enterprise was the only other stable desktop line from ROSA Laboratory. The difference between Desktop […]

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 14, code-named Nadia, is the latest edition of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Contrary to what the release number suggests, Nadia is actually the distribution’s seventeenth public release, coming almost six years after Ada, the first edition. Aside from the line based on Ubuntu Desktop, Linux Mint also maintains a line that is based […]

Ubuntu 12.10 review

Ubuntu 12.10 review

As always, the latest edition of Ubuntu was released on schedule. Ubuntu 12.10, code-named Quantal Quetzal, was released on October 18. What’s different about this release, is that it is the first October release that I can recall in a long time that comes with new features that are at once cool and controversial. End-to-end and bumper-to-bumper, it is the […]

Pear Linux 6 review

Pear Linux 6 review

Pear Linux 6, code-named Bartlett, is the latest release of Pear Linux, or Pear OS, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike its parent distribution, which uses the Unity Desktop, Pear Linux features a custom GNOME Shell called Pear Shell. Pear Linux 6 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, and features many new and cool features. In fact, the version […]

BackBox Linux 3 review

BackBox Linux 3 review

BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, and designed for performing penetration testing, incident response, computer forensics, and intelligence gathering. It uses the Xfce desktop environment, and is developed by Raffaele Forte and a small but dedicated team. This article, provides a brief overview or review of the latest edition, BackBox Linux 3, which was released on October […]