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Manjaro’s graphical installer

Manjaro’s graphical installer

Manjaro is a new desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. Arch Linux is known for its text-based installation process, so a feature I’m always looking for in any distribution based on it is a graphical installer. While there are many good graphical installation programs that new distribution developers can reuse, many still opt to code one from scratch. That shouldn’t […]

March 9, 2013 · 7 comments · linux news
Kademar 5 preview

Kademar 5 preview

Kademar is Debian-based Linux distribution, with KDE as the default desktop. The first beta of what would be Kademar 5 was released a few days ago. And this beta release is my introduction to this distribution. As always, I’m always curious to find out what the installer looks like and if it supports the features that define a feature-complete graphical […]

February 24, 2013 · 3 comments · Kademar
CoolShip Android all-in-keyboard computer

CoolShip Android all-in-keyboard computer

CoolShip Android computer in a keyboard is the latest Android-powered computer. But this one is unlike other Android units. It’s not in a USB stick, but in a keyboard with most of the connectivity of a standard desktop or notebook computer. As non-standard computers come, the CoolShip is unlike others that are powered by Android. Think the Commodore 64/128, but […]

February 22, 2013 · 7 comments · android
Chromebook Pixel: Wow!

Chromebook Pixel: Wow!

Chromebook Pixel: Wow! Yes, wow, just wow. I think I’m used to seeing Chromebooks in the $200 to $300 price range, so when Chromebook Pixel flashed on my RSS Feed reader, I was expecting another ARM-powered computer in that price range. What a shock! Chromebook Pixel is Google’s latest offering in the computer hardware sector. Like all other Chromebooks, it […]

February 21, 2013 · 2 comments · Chromebook
Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

Sabayon 11 GNOME, KDE, MATE, and Xfce preview

Sabayon 11 is the latest edition of Sabayon, a multi-purpose Linux distribution based on Gentoo. Installation images for GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce desktop environments were made available for download, besides those for CoreCDX, HardenedServer, ServerBase and SpinBase. This article provides screen shots from test installations of the released desktop environments – GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, and Xfce. Though […]

February 17, 2013 · 2 comments · sabayon
ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 GNOME preview

The GNOME 3 edition of ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 has been released. ROSA Desktop Fresh is the latest line of Linux desktop distributions from ROSA Laboratory, a software solutions provider based in Moscow, Russia. This is a community-supported edition from ROSA Lab developers that has not been officially sanctioned by ROSA Laboratory, though there is an ongoing discussion to make […]

February 12, 2013 · 1 comment · Rosa Desktop