Reviews

BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments

BackBox 4.3 review: Not just for penetration tests and security assessments

BackBox is a Linux distribution that’s based on Ubuntu and designed for conducting “penetration tests and security assessments”. If you’re not familiar with the distribution, this brief review will give you an idea what else it can be used for other than being an OS for pentesters. My introduction to BackBox was with BackBox 3, and that was back in […]

July 28, 2015 · 0 comments · BackBox, Reviews
Elementary OS Freya 0.3 review

Elementary OS Freya 0.3 review

Elementary OS is a Linux desktop distribution that’s being primed as a “fast and open replacement for Windows and OS X.” It’s safe to say that that’s the goal of every Linux distribution. Some distributions have, to a large extent, succeeded, while some are partially or completely misguided. Elementary OS, even though it’s still just at version 0.3, belongs to […]

April 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Elementary OS, Reviews
Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop. The latest edition, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2), code-named Betsy, was released on April 10 (2015). Upgrading from LMDE 1 to 2 is not yet supported, but that should change […]

April 13, 2015 · 3 comments · Linux Mint Debian, Reviews
Semplice 7 review

Semplice 7 review

This is a review of the latest edition of Semplice, a desktop distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian. Before this review, Semplice 5 was the previous edition last reviewed on this website. See Semplice 5 review – High Hopes. Where Semplice 5 featured a custom graphical installer and the Openbox window manager, Semplice 7 still featues the same […]

April 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Reviews, Semplice
Deepin 2014.2 review

Deepin 2014.2 review

Deepin 2014 was a major release of Deepin (formerly Linux Deepin), a desktop distribution developed by some good folks in China. Though based on Ubuntu Desktop, the distribution features a custom desktop environment instead of the Unity Desktop of its parent distribution. That desktop environment, which is called Deepin Desktop Environment, is what gives the distribution a very unique look […]

March 25, 2015 · 2 comments · Deepin, Reviews
PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review

PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was PC-BSD 10.1. And that was actually just late last year. You may read that review at PC-BSD 10.1 review. It was the worst edition of any distribution I have even reviewed. An installation of the Cinnamon desktop, which shipped with Cinnamon 2.2, was especially bad. Out of the box, it was unusable. When […]

February 7, 2015 · 11 comments · pc-bsd, Reviews