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Slate 7 Android tablet from HP for $169

Slate 7 Android tablet from HP for $169

In less than two months, April (2013) to be exact, you will be able to buy a Slate 7 Android tablet from HP for $169 USD. Announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, the Slate 7 Android tablet is HP’s first consumer-level tablet device since the failed webOS-powered Touchpad. But for that price, what will you […]

Kademar 5 preview

Kademar 5 preview

Kademar is Debian-based Linux distribution, with KDE as the default desktop. The first beta of what would be Kademar 5 was released a few days ago. And this beta release is my introduction to this distribution. As always, I’m always curious to find out what the installer looks like and if it supports the features that define a feature-complete graphical […]

Dual-boot Fedora 18 and Windows 7, with full disk encryption configured on both OSs

Dual-boot Fedora 18 and Windows 7, with full disk encryption configured on both OSs

How to dual-boot Fedora 18 and Windows 7 with full disk encryption (FDE) configured on both operating systems stems from a request from K. Miller. The dual-boot system will be on a single hard disk drive (HDD), GRUB will be installed in Fedora’s boot partition, and Truecrypt will be used to encrypt the Windows 7 end of the installation. Encrypting […]

Ubuntu Touch – SDK alpha and preview images released

Ubuntu Touch – SDK alpha and preview images released

The Software Development Kit (SDK) and preview installation images for Ubuntu Touch have been released. Ubuntu Touch is the umbrella name for Ubuntu for Phone and Ubuntu for Tablets. Both platforms were released this year, with the latter coming just a few days ago. This is a developer preview release for the code-happy to mess with. But since Canonical does […]

CoolShip Android all-in-keyboard computer

CoolShip Android all-in-keyboard computer

CoolShip Android computer in a keyboard is the latest Android-powered computer. But this one is unlike other Android units. It’s not in a USB stick, but in a keyboard with most of the connectivity of a standard desktop or notebook computer. As non-standard computers come, the CoolShip is unlike others that are powered by Android. Think the Commodore 64/128, but […]

Chromebook Pixel: Wow!

Chromebook Pixel: Wow!

Chromebook Pixel: Wow! Yes, wow, just wow. I think I’m used to seeing Chromebooks in the $200 to $300 price range, so when Chromebook Pixel flashed on my RSS Feed reader, I was expecting another ARM-powered computer in that price range. What a shock! Chromebook Pixel is Google’s latest offering in the computer hardware sector. Like all other Chromebooks, it […]

Ubuntu on tablets: Who’s on board?

Ubuntu on tablets: Who’s on board?

Ubuntu on tablets is the latest Ubuntu platform from Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux distribution. Barely two months ago, the company announced Ubuntu for smartphones. Before that, was Ubuntu for TV and before that, too, was Ubuntu for Android. While Mark Shuttleworth and crew seem to be making all the right moves, making their operating system available on […]

Built-in PDF reader for Firefox released

Built-in PDF reader for Firefox released

Firefox PDF reader for Firefox Web browser might just be the add-on that put Adobe’s acrobat PDF reader out of business. When surfing a website, encountering a PDF file is one of those minor annoyances I wish I did not have to deal with. That’s because it interrupts the Web experience. With the release of a built-in PDF reader for […]

Install Steam client on Fedora 18

Install Steam client on Fedora 18

Since everybody seems to be Steam-ing and the Steam client is not in the default Fedora 18 repository, I think the logical thing to do is write a short tutorial on how to install Steam client on Fedora 18. And that’s the goal of this short tutorial. When you are done, there should an icon for the Steam client on […]

Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

Sabayon 11 is the latest edition of Sabayon, a multi-purpose Linux distribution based on Gentoo. Installation images for GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce desktop environments were made available for download, besides those for CoreCDX, HardenedServer, ServerBase and SpinBase. This article provides screen shots from test installations of the released desktop environments – GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce. Though […]

What about the PengPod tablet?

What about the PengPod tablet?

Everybody seems to be jumping into the tablet business. And why not? Together with smartphones, they are the hottest-selling devices on the planet. And those powered by Android hold top market share. A relatively new name in the tablet-space is PengPod, made by Peacock Imports, a Florida, US-based outfit. The PengPod tablet runs Linux on ARM/Allwinner SoC hardware. So instead […]

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

The GNOME 3 edition of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 has been released. ROSA Desktop Fresh is the latest line of Linux desktop distributions from ROSA Laboratory, a software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. This is a community-supported edition from ROSA Lab developers that has not been officially sanctioned by ROSA Laboratory, though there is an ongoing discussion to make […]

Mageia’s upgrade script vs FedUp

Mageia’s upgrade script vs FedUp

If you are running a rolling-release distribution, this short article will likely be of no use to you, but if you are running an installation of Mageia 2, you’ll learn that is brings good tidings, when it comes to upgrading an existing installation of Mageia. But before we get to Mageia, let’s spend one paragraph and a screen shot spot […]

Chakra Linux 2013.02-Benz preview

Chakra Linux 2013.02-Benz preview

Chakra is a desktop distribution forked from Arch Linux. Not too long ago, it was one of my favorite desktop distributions, even made my list of the Top 6 KDE distributions in 2011. But problems with its graphical package manager, and the fact that latest releases do not even have one, has seen it drop off my list, at least […]

Semi-manual LVM disk partitioning guide for Fedora 18

Semi-manual LVM disk partitioning guide for Fedora 18

This is the latest article on Fedora. You may access all Fedora-related articles on its category page at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/fedora. The version of Anaconda, the graphical installation program of Fedora, that shipped with Fedora 18 is a completely different beast from the one in previous versions of Fedora. Its UI is the most talked about and most disappointing feature of Fedora […]

What the future holds for PC-BSD

PC-BSD is a multi-purpose distribution of FreeBSD. The last stable release is PC-BSD 9.1. Development and releases tend to be slow and infrequent, and it does not get as much press coverage as Linux distributions. I have been reviewing its major releases since this website was launched, though I’m yet to review the last stable edition. But that review is […]

How to dual-boot Fedora 18 and Windows 8 on 1 HDD, with GRUB in a PBR

How to dual-boot Fedora 18 and Windows 8 on 1 HDD, with GRUB in a PBR

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. Despite the shortcomings of the new Anaconda, the Fedora systems installer, it is still kinda easy to set up a dual-boot system between Fedora 18 and any other operating system. Note that “kinda easy” does […]

Linux Lite 1.0.4 screen shots

Linux Lite 1.0.4 screen shots

Linux Lite is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. It is uses the Xfce desktop environment, a desktop environment known to be suitable for low-end computers. The latest update, Linux Lite 1.0.4, was released just today. It ships with Steam client for Linux, the popular game distribution platform, installed. Because of the memory requirements of Steam, don’t expect to run […]

Have some fun with Deepin 12.12 alpha

Have some fun with Deepin 12.12 alpha

Linux Deepin is one of my favorite desktop distributions. A Chinese distro that is based on Ubuntu Desktop, it is not just a rebranded Ubuntu desktop, but offers a desktop computing experience different from that of its parent distribution. Its graphical package manager, music and video players, and a cool screen shot tool, are original to it. While previous editions […]

No, that “Most Trusted Company for Privacy Award” does not compute

I think most people read about the “Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy Award” via a blog post from the Mozilla Foundation, publisher of the Firefox Web browser. The title of the blog post is “Mozilla Recognized as Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy.” It’s important to note that the keyword term here is “Internet Company,” because the study is […]