Archive for August, 2012

Every distribution should have its own Kapudan

Every distribution should have its own Kapudan

When I review a distribution, I am always looking at it from the perspective of a new user, one not intimately familiar with Linux and how its various graphical interfaces work. So I tend to rate them based on how easy they make it easy for that new user to use the system without needing to consult a documentation. And […]

August 26, 2012 · 14 comments · Chakra, pardus
Chakra Linux 2012.08 preview

Chakra Linux 2012.08 preview

Chakra Linux is a desktop distribution forked from Arch Linux. It uses the K Desktop Environment as its primary and only officially-supported desktop environment. Last year, it made the list of my top distributions that use KDE, but my opinion of it went downhill – somewhat, after that article was published. Main reason was the issue surrounding the distribution’s graphical […]

August 25, 2012 · 4 comments · Chakra
Have you met Johnny?

Have you met Johnny?

If you have never heard of or used John the Ripper, then you most likely have not heard of or used Johnny either. So, what, or who, is Johnny? Well, Johnny is not a who, more like a what. What Johnny is, is a graphical interface to John the Ripper, which is a very powerful and cross-platform password cracking tool […]

August 25, 2012 · 4 comments · Tutorials/Tips
s800c is powered by Android and has built-in Wi-Fi

s800c is powered by Android and has built-in Wi-Fi

Android here, Android there, Android everywhere. You just cannot seem to turn anywhere without hearing or reading about Android – for good or bad. For the most part, though, it has been for good. The latest place it showed up is in one of Nikon’s newly released digital camera’s. The Coolpix s800c, which, with the help of Android 2.3 and […]

Have you seen Anaconda’s new UI?

Have you seen Anaconda’s new UI?

Anaconda, the Fedora system installation program, is one of the best available on any distribution – Linux or BSD. It has its faults, but in general, it has more features than any I have used. At least for me, it offers all the features that I need, plus it is very easy to use. Its interface is very intuitive, and […]

August 21, 2012 · 26 comments · Fedora
Top 3 applications menu extensions for GNOME 3

Top 3 applications menu extensions for GNOME 3

On an unmodified, GNOME 3 desktop, the Activities button provides access to all installed applications. But in some circles, it is one reason that the GNOME 3 desktop is not very popular. In fact, a few GNOME 3-using distributions that offer a more user-friendly interface for desktop computing feature a modified GNOME Shell without the Activities button, opting to replace […]

August 20, 2012 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips