Reviews

PC-BSD 10.1 review

PC-BSD 10.1 review

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was the 9.1 edition, and that was back in December 2012 (see PC-BSD 9.1 preview). That’s almost two years ago, But that’s because I’ve been very disappointed with subsequent releases after that, so I never bothered to write another review, though I was each testing each release privately. When the first 10.0 edition was […]

November 24, 2014 · 13 comments · pc-bsd, Reviews
Kubuntu 14.10 review

Kubuntu 14.10 review

The last time I reviewed a Kubuntu release was back in November 2011 and that was Kubuntu 11.10 (see Kubuntu 11.10 review). For a Linux distribution that I track, that’s a long time without a review. But I remember losing interest in this distribution because I didn’t think the developers were bringing anything new to the table. Not that I […]

November 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Kubuntu, Reviews
Pisi Linux 1.1 review

Pisi Linux 1.1 review

Pisi is a desktop Linux distribution forked from the old Pardus, a distribution that was developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), an arm of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). The old Pardus was an original distribution. Original, because it, unlike most distributions, was not based on another distribution. Examples of […]

November 10, 2014 · 6 comments · Pisi, Reviews
Ubuntu 14.10 review

Ubuntu 14.10 review

I haven’t done a review of Ubuntu in a while, so the release of Ubuntu 14.10 last week game me a good excuse to do just that. Code-named Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.10 is the last Ubuntu release this year. There are two releases per year and Ubuntu 14.04, code-named Trusty Tahr, was the first 2014 release of the popular desktop […]

November 1, 2014 · 5 comments · Reviews, Ubuntu
CAINE 6 “Dark Matter” review

CAINE 6 “Dark Matter” review

CAINE 6 is the latest edition of CAINE, a Linux distribution designed for digital forensics. It is based on Ubuntu and this latest edition is based on Ubuntu 14.04. CAINE is an acronym for Computer-Aided INvestigative Environment. CAINE 6 uses an installation application called systemback and is the first CAINE installer that I could not use. No matter where I […]

October 16, 2014 · 13 comments · Caine, Reviews
ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 KDE review

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 is the latest edition of the bleeding-edge edition of ROSA Desktop, a Linux desktop distribution from ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. For new users, it is one of the better designed KDE desktop distributions, with a few features you won’t find on mainstream KDE desktops. However, my experience with this […]

October 11, 2014 · 2 comments · Reviews, Rosa Desktop