Distros

Experiencing Sabayon 5, oh

The current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.

CentOS 5.3: A Blue Feather In Your Red Hat

While everyone else seems to be in a race for the latest and the greatest, CentOS 5.3 still bundles pretty old and tested software. Well, this is not your typical desktop OS; besides, the stability makes it a must-have for your server deployments.

Fedora 11: Leonidas Roars for Attention

The recently released Fedora 11 packs in a lot of cutting-edge features. The question is: will these put Fedora back in the desktop race?

Arch Linux: The Ideal Geek Distro?

Inspired by CRUX and started in March 2002 by Judd Vinet, the Arch Linux project might have been a late entrant into the world of distros. But within a short span of time, it has gained lots of fans, users and contributors. Arch Linux, according to its website, is a minimalist distribution aimed at intermediate Linux users who are not afraid of the command line.

Fight Club: Windows 7 vs Mandriva 2009.1

A face off between Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Spring and the release candidate of Windows 7.

Jackalope Seems to be Jaunty Enough

Ubuntu 9.04 lives up to its promise of bringing in up-to-date FOSS offerings.

SimplyMEPIS 8: A Distro Hopper’s Final Destination?

SimplyMEPIS, just like PCLinuxOS, once had an edge over the mainstream distros, thanks to its being geared towards desktop and ease-of-use factors. Does it still hold that edge? We take a look at the latest version 8 and find out.

Dreamlinux 3.5: Is It A Dream or What?

Dreamlinux 3.5: Debian’s goodness, with a revamped user interface and out-of-the-box multimedia support.

Pardus 2008.2: Kaptan At Your Service

What do you expect from a perfect desktop operating system? Things to work out-of-the-box, I suppose. Well, Pardus 2008.2 works like a charm!

PCLinuxOS 2009: Still Radically Simple

…but is that enough? PCLinuxOS 2009.1 has finally been released after a wait of almost two years. We take a look at how the new version of this former Distrowatch topper fares.

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