Reviews

Use the Built-in Security Features in Your FOSS Distro

When it comes to securing network infrastructure, the trend is to invest in commercial-grade appliances. Sadly, security designers tend to ignore the built-in security features available in FOSS distros. This article explains a…

A Hands-on Review of ICS on Galaxy SII

This is a first-hand review of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) running on a Samsung Galaxy SII. While ICS lets you browse faster and helps you unlock your device using facial recognition, it…

Jamendo-cover

Jamendo Android App: A Perfect Companion for Discovering ‘Free’ Music

A few hours ago I discovered a service called F-Droid — a catalogue website for FOSS Android apps. Installed the F-Droid APK on my SGS2, and while browsing the multimedia category on it…

Choice between trying Fedora or installing to hard disk right after live CD bootup

Fedora 17 Review: It’s an Upstream Experience

Fedora 17 came out just last week. This is the first time I’ve installed it as a desktop in more than a year — last time was Fedora 14 (or was it 13?)….

Super+W to spread all windows in the current workspace

Ubuntu 12.04 Review: An LTS Done More or Less Precisely

Ubuntu 12.04 is the fourth LTS release from Canonical that came out about a month back, and the first LTS with the revamped user interface, Unity, as the de-facto interface. Let’s take it…

The elegant and usable Mint Menu

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Edition: Makes the Old-timers Feel Right At Home

No Unity. No GNOME Shell. But a GNOME 2*ish-looking GNOME 3 + Compiz Muffin window manager, dubbed Cinnamon. It comes with a certain amount of polish, subtle desktop effects, and the right amount…

Linux virtualization solutions

Virtualisation Face-off: Qemu, VirtualBox, VMware Player and Parallels Workstation

In this article, we take a look at four of the most well known and commonly used virtualisation software for Linux. When it comes to virtualisation, Linux unarguably has more prowess and offers…

Micro-blogging with P2

Group Micro-blogging Using WordPress

To all the Net savvy social animals out there with a Twitter, Facebook, G+ and a whole lot of StumbleUpon accounts, here is a more exciting way to get going with your latest…

So, which of the Open Source CMSs take it?

Winner Takes All: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla!

In this article, we take a look at WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! to determine which of the three CMSs is leading the race in terms of specific usage. When it comes to CMSs,…

The application launcher screen

Chrome OS: Good Gimmicks, But What Else?

I don’t own a Chomebook; and it’s been a couple of years since I’ve tried the Chrome OS — a pre-alpha release or something. Anyway, the new version came out yesterday. Most of…

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