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Linux Mint 12 LXDE review

Linux Mint 12 LXDE review

Linux Mint LXDE is the edition of Linux Mint, a distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), which, as the name suggest, is very well suited for computers with low hardware resources. The latest release is Linux Mint 12 LXDE. If you currently use another edition of Linux Mint 12, like Linux Mint 12 […]

Update on Apache OpenOffice

Update on Apache OpenOffice

Not too long ago, many, yours truly included, thought that OpenOffice was dead. That opinion was informed by the decision the major Linux distributions made to replace OpenOffice.org, as it was known at that time, with LibreOffice, the new office suite forked from OpenOffice.org by its former contributors. If this is all news to you, here is a brief recap […]

Matrius 1.2 Krypton screen shots

Matrius 1.2 Krypton screen shots

Another article about a Linux distribution designed for penetration testers, hackers, security professionals or those who would like to play with tools and applications used by those groups. The first two articles were about BackTrack, which you may read at BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 screen shots and Install BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 on external hard drive. While BackTrack is based […]

Install BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 on external hard drive

Install BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 on external hard drive

BackTrack Linux is now known as Kali Linux. You may read all Kali Linux articles and tutorial at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/kali-linux. BackTrack is a Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu, designed for hackers and/or security professionals, and loaded with the best Free Software and Open Source penetration testing applications available. If you are looking for the best information gathering, vulnerability assessment, […]

Restore the Windows bootloader to MBR after dual-booting with Linux

Restore the Windows bootloader to MBR after dual-booting with Linux

If you are reading this, you have likely attempted or actually set up a dual-boot system between your favorite Linux distribution and Windows. And if you did that on a computer with a single hard drive, that is, dual-booting Windows and Linux alongside each other, you probably replaced the Windows boot loader with GRUB, the Linux boot loader, in the […]

How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Chakra Linux Archimedes, with shared NTFS partition at the end

How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Chakra Linux Archimedes, with shared NTFS partition at the end

The first article on dual-booting Windows 7 and Chakra Linux, involved Chakra Edn, the edition of Chakra with BURG as the boot loader (see How to dual-boot Chakra Linux Edn and Windows 7, part 1). In Chakra Archimedes, the current edition, the boot loader was switched to GRUB 2, the default boot loader used by virtually all Linux distributions. That […]

BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 screen shots

BackTrack 5 Revolution 2 screen shots

BackTrack Linux is now known as Kali Linux. You may read all Kali Linux articles and tutorial at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/kali-linux. The beauty of Linux and other Free Software operating systems is that you can roll your own, and load any type of applications and tools that you want on it. That freedom to tinker has given us distributions that are specialized […]

How to install and configure Gufw on Linux Deepin 11.12.1

How to install and configure Gufw on Linux Deepin 11.12.1

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop that was recently added and reviewed on this website. (See Linux Deepin 11.12.1 review.) It uses a heavily modified GNOME 3 desktop, and though it is based on Ubuntu, a new installation of Linux Deepin 11.12.1 does not have any of the network security applications that you find on Ubuntu […]

He can steal your smart phone’s and tablet’s encryption keys

If you think that the encryption keys that your smart phone or tablet computer uses to protect data you want to keep others from accessing is secure, well … think again. Crypto researchers have demonstrated that those encryption keys can be stolen using techniques that are not that difficult to assemble. Because I am very security conscious and like to […]

Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Just one more entry in the Hardware Profiles category, where I profile upcoming and available mobile devices powered by Linux-based operating systems (distributions, as we like to call them). This one is an Android tablet from Toshiba. The tablet is called the exciTe 10 LE, and will be available from March 6, just one day from today. The exciTe 10 […]

Linux Deepin 11.12.1 screen shots

Linux Deepin 11.12.1 screen shots

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution that is based on Ubuntu. This is a new distribution to me, new in the sense that I have never used or reviewed it. The latest release, Linux Deepin 11.12.1, provides an opportunity for me to find out what it has to offer. Though I tend to stay away from publicly reviewing distributions that […]

Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

Yet another screen shot post on yet another pre-stable release distribution. This time, it is from Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1, the first beta release of what will become Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support). Unlike Fedora 17 alpha, which is loaded with new and enhanced features, some of which have been written about here and here, Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1 […]

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 1 screen shots

The first beta version of what will become Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin, has just been released. The final, stable version will be released by the end of April. This beta release, as with all pre-stable distribution releases, is an invitation for bug hunters to get busy. So if you have time on your hands, and want to contribute, download an […]

Top 10 enterprise-grade features to expect in Fedora 17

Fedora leads Linux distributions in implementing new and bleeding-edge features with each new edition or version. Fedora 17, code-named Beefy Miracle, which is due sometime in May this year, will extend that lead as it will ship with many features that are yet to be considered by other distributions. Many of the new and enhanced features will be aimed at […]

Fedora 17 alpha KDE screen shots

Fedora 17 alpha KDE screen shots

The first public step towards the release of Fedora 17, code-named Beefy Miracle, was taken yesterday with the release of Fedora 17 alpha. Live CD installation images for the main edition, which uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment, the KDE, Xfce and LXDE Spins, were released. Also released, was a DVD installation image of the main edition and a bfo […]

Top features for desktop users of Fedora 17

Top features for desktop users of Fedora 17

Fedora 17 Alpha, code-named Beefy Miracle, was released yesterday (February 28). Made available for testing were Live CD images for the main edition, which uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment, the KDE edition and for the other Spins. Also released was a DVD installation image of the main edition, and a bfo image for network-based installs. I have downloaded all […]

How to install Cinnamon in Sabayon 8

How to install Cinnamon in Sabayon 8

I think I have lost count of how many Cinnamon-related tutorials I have published in the last two weeks. If nothing else, it goes to show what I think of the new desktop environment, which is a fork of the GNOME 3 shell. The latest version is Cinnamon 1.3.1, but if you are running Sabayon 8 (GNOME), the binary version […]

Install Cinnamon 1.3.1 in Fedora 16

Install Cinnamon 1.3.1 in Fedora 16

The first article on Fedora and Cinnamon published on this website was about installing Cinnamon 1.1.3 on Fedora 16. Now that a newer version of Cinnamon has been released, time for an update or upgrade. If you used the tutorial referenced above to install Cinnamon on Fedora 16, you only need to upgrade because Cinnamon 1.3.1, the latest version, should […]

Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview

Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview

The first beta release of Mageia 2 was made available for download yesterday (February 21). The final stable release is not due until May 3, but from test installations of this first beta, in both real hardware and virtual environment, I can tell you that Mageia 2 may very well turn out to be the best desktop distribution of 2012. […]

How to install Cinnamon 1.3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

How to install Cinnamon 1.3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

Cinnamon 1.3.1 is the latest version of Cinnamon, a new desktop environment forked from GNOME 3 by the developers of Linux Mint. Given the need for a desktop other than Unity on Ubuntu, Cinnamon just might be the best GNOME 3 alternative desktop environment available. This tutorial gives the simple steps required to install Cinnamon 1.3.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. It […]