Linux distros

1 Lubuntu 19.04 Review

Lubuntu 19.04 Review

REVIEW Written by Adam Hunt Lubuntu 19.04 was released on 18 April, 2019 and is worth checking out, as it offers some substantial refinements over Lubuntu 18.10. Lubuntu 19.04 is a standard release and so it includes support for nine months, ...
2 Boxes: A Simpler VM Manager for the Masses

Boxes: A Simpler VM Manager for the Masses

Alex Campbell Virtual machine administration can be complex to manage, but if all you want is to run a Debian instance on your Fedora box for a few minutes, VirtualBox can feel like overkill. GNOME Boxes lets you get to what you're looking for: A ...
3 Sailfish X Review

Sailfish X Review

Now that more devices work with Jolla’s Sailfish OS, Alexander Tolstoy compares Sailfish X with Sailfish 3 and sees if he can tell them apart...  In Brief The long- awaited version of Sailfish OS for another set of Sony Xperia smartphones. If you ...
4 Manjaro Linux 18.0 Review

Manjaro Linux 18.0 Review

Mayank Sharma tests a user-friendly Arch-based distro, ignoring the jibes of being called a pseudo Arch user by one very vocal advocate. In Brief Based on Arch Linux, Manjaro is one of the most popular derivatives that focuses on user- ...
5 Elementary OS 5 Review

Elementary OS 5 Review

As a major update of the trendy distribution parades down the Linux ramp, Mayank Sharma wonders if he can use it as his everyday desktop. An Ubuntu derivative that's made a name for itself for crafting a very usable and aesthetically pleasing ...
6 Ubuntu 18.10 Review

Ubuntu 18.10 Review

Leaning back in his chair while testing the latest iteration, Mayank Sharma wonders if it’s time Ubuntu should only put out LTS releases? Read our Ubuntu 18.10 Review. The desktop experience feels smoother thanks to Gnome's performance ...
7 Fedora 29 Review

Fedora 29 Review

Mayank Sharma was expecting fireworks when Ubuntu switched to Gnome. Yet Fedora is still the undisputed premier Gnome-based distro...Read our Fedora 29 Review. One of the marquee RPM- based desktop distributions that continues to offer the best ...
8 Escape Windows

Escape Windows

Fed up with Windows 10? Looking to switch to a more user-friendly variant of Linux that gives you the best of all worlds? Nick Peers has all the answers... By the time you read this, Microsoft will have rolled out another major ...
9 Tails 3.9 Review

Tails 3.9 Review

Because accessing the Tor network doesn’t take too much time and effort, Mayank Sharma wonders if it’s worth using a Live distro for that purpose. Read our Tails 3.9 Review. Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is one of the most ...
10 Elive 3.0 Review: What’s a beautiful OS !

Elive 3.0 Review: What’s a beautiful OS !

There’s something about this distribution that compels Mayank Sharma to put on his deerstalker and investigate any shortcomings...Read our Elive 3.0 Review. In Brief A Debian-based distro that uses the lightweight Enlightenment desktop ...
11 Mint Debian Edition 3 Review

Mint Debian Edition 3 Review

The ever-cheerful, happy-go-lucky Mayank Sharma hunkers down in his Debian-based distro bunker and awaits the coming Ubuntu apocalypse. In brief All kinds of distributions, from the desktop- oriented MX Linux to the ...
12 Quirky 8.6 Review

Quirky 8.6 Review

What to do with old hardware would be a crisis-inducing existential question for Shashank Sharma, if not for projects like Quirky... In Brief Packed with a large array of useful applications, the distribution runs entirely from RAM and can ...