Distros

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…

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…

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…

After installing, indicates 212 updates -- because it's been a month since they released the distro

Sabayon 8 Serves a Multitasking-optimised GNOME 3

Last time I tried Sabayon was when version 5 came out. It’s been a few years since, and I don’t exactly remember what it was like using it. Guess it still is a…

Choose installation source

Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

Let's play the disk

Virtualisation and Disk Management in OpenIndiana

In the previous part, we got acquainted with OpenIndiana — how to install the base system, find and deploy packages, and perform maintenance tasks with ZFS. This part is devoted to isolated and…

OpenIndiana -- the 'free' Solaris

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux, but instead of a monolithic Linux kernel, it uses…

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