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ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta: First impression

ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta: First impression

ROSA Company has announced the release of ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta edition, following the earlier release of ROSA Marathon 2012 beta, which uses the KDE 4 desktop environment. You may read a review of that KDE edition of ROSA Desktop at ROSA Desktop 2012 beta review. This is the Moscow-based outfit’s desktop distribution that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop […]

April 19, 2012 · 5 comments · Rosa Desktop
ROMP: Media player with built-in desktop recorder

ROMP: Media player with built-in desktop recorder

ROSA Desktop 2012 beta is a distribution that I am currently reviewing. It is a desktop distribution derived from Mandriva Desktop. It has all the features that you will find on its parent distribution. It has also a few cool features brand new to it. One of those, KLook, I have already written about. (See KLook: A Swiss Army Knife […]

April 10, 2012 · 1 comment · Rosa Desktop
KLook: A Swiss Army Knife of media type viewers

KLook: A Swiss Army Knife of media type viewers

It is a joy to come across an application that works so well and combines the features and functionalities of several applications that it is difficult to not want to tell everybody about it. The application I am referring to, is called KLook. That is “look” prefixed with a “K.” If you have not played with the beta edition of […]

April 9, 2012 · 1 comment · Rosa Desktop
Kubuntu Active 12.04 beta 2 screen shots

Kubuntu Active 12.04 beta 2 screen shots

Though the second beta edition of what will become Kubuntu 12.04 was released last month (see screen shots here), very little press was given to another edition released on the same day. That edition is Kubuntu Active 12.04 beta 2, a version with a graphical interface called Kubuntu Active, which is designed for use on tablet computers. Whether it will […]

April 3, 2012 · 1 comment · Kubuntu-Active
What DEFT brings to the table

What DEFT brings to the table

DEFT is a Linux distribution that is based on Lubuntu, itself based on Ubuntu Desktop, and loaded with the “best free and open source applications dedicated to incident response, cyber intelligence, computer forensics” and designed for use by the military, law enforcement, private security professional and IT auditors. It is the third of such Linux distributions that has been written […]

April 3, 2012 · 1 comment · Deft
Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin beta 2 screen shots

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin beta 2 screen shots

The second beta release of what will become Kubuntu 12.04 LTS has been released, less than 30 days before the final stable version is made available for public download. Aside from this traditional desktop distribution, the Kubuntu project also released the second beta of Kubuntu-Active, a version specially designed for tablet computers. Since that comes as a separate download, screen […]

March 31, 2012 · 0 comments · Kubuntu