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Pear Linux Comice OS 4 screen shot preview

Pear Linux Comice OS 4 screen shot preview

Pear Linux is a relatively new community project that publishes several versions of Linux desktop distributions. The projects first “stable” release, Pear Linux Panther 3, was a horde of bugs, and was soon put back in beta mode. During that time, the distribution was renamed to Comice OS, and the first stable edition, Pear Linux Comice OS 4, was released […]

How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R2 and Ubuntu 12.04

How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R2 and Ubuntu 12.04

BackTrack Linux is now known as Kali Linux. You may read all Kali Linux articles and tutorial at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/kali-linux. Yet another article about BackTrack 5, a Linux distribution designed for pentesters and security professionals or those who want to mess with all the best security and penetration testing applications the free software community has to offer. This latest article provides […]

How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R2 and Windows 7 alongside each other

How to dual-boot BackTrack 5 R2 and Windows 7 alongside each other

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. The latest edition is BackTrack 5 R2 (the “R” is for […]

How to install applications on and update Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7

How to install applications on and update Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7

Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 is a desktop-centric Linux distribution I recently reviewed (see Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 review. It uses a heavily-modified GNOME 3 desktop, and is published by Linpus Technologies, Inc., a Linux software solutions provider based in Taiwan. Unlike any other distribution that I have used or reviewed in recent memory, a new installation of Linpus Lite Desktop […]

Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 screen shot preview

Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 screen shot preview

Linpus Lite is a Linux distribution published by Linpus Technologies, Inc., a Linux software solutions provider based in Taiwan. Linpus Lite Desktop is, as the name suggests, the version designed for traditional desktop computing. Aside from that, the company also publishes other editions (for example, Linpus Lite Android Edition and Linpus Lite PCTV), but those are for OEMs and ODMs […]

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 […]