Developergo linux Livecd review

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

The thing I love about linux livecd’s is the ability to try before you make much of a commitment. You can boot, test, evaluate, and then reboot and be back at your usual desktop as if nothing has happened. (With emulators like QEMU and VMWare you don’t even have to reboot the PC.) There are […]

Mandrive Linux 2006 Beta 3

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Looks like Mandriva has released beta 3 in the release cycle for their 2006 release. There is a full review of the beta with plenty of screenshots and the changelog detailed at The news is just being posted on the main mandrivalinux site.    Send article as PDF   

Open Source Word Processor Roundup

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Newsforge has a comparison up of three open source word processors. Abiword, Kword and the beta release of the write component of 2 are compared in this review. Abiword and OpenOffice.Org should both be available for Windows or Linux (or Mac) and Kword is primarily Linux (Mac OS X packages are available though.)    […]

Google Talk Instant Messenger Client review

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Believe it or not, there’s already a review avialable of the yet to be announced Google Talk CLIENT. I have done a couple posts talking about the fact that some people have been able to access with Jabber compatible messengers. This review is of the official Google client that will be released.    Send […]

Linspire? no freespire

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Distroreviews has an article up reviewing the release of a freespire livecd. Did I say freespire? Yes, it’s a free clone of linspire. They’ve basically taken out all linspire proprietary addons and branding. (Although according to the review there are a few traces.)    Send article as PDF   

Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta 2 review

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Wow, some people are quick. What has it been a day? There is already a review up of the second Beta in the release cycle of Mandrake…. uhmmm Mandriva Linux 2006. (Still can’t quite get used to the name change.) Anyway… The review is complete with screenshots and a link to the complete package list. […]

Book of Postfix

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Newsforge has a review up on The Book of Postfix. They recommend it for anyone administering Postfix as work or hobby.    Send article as PDF   

Review of Acer Ferrari 4000 notebook

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The Register also has a review up today of the Acer Ferrarri 4000 notebook/laptop. Apparently, an older version of the Ferrari was too bright red for the taste of the reviewers. They do a thorough writeup of the newer version which appears to be a sleeker, more conservative colored model.    Send article as PDF […]

Australia to ask Google Maps to pull images over security concerns

Monday, August 8th, 2005

According to this article, Australia will ask Google to pull satellite photos of its only Nuclear plant. It’s worth noting that several locations in the US Capital are either reduced resolution or blocked out with solid colors. Now that we live in an era of private satellite imagery are services like MSN’s Virtual Earth and […]

New Xandros review

Monday, August 1st, 2005

There is a review of Xandros 3.0 Business edition up at xyzcomputing Xandros is a linux distribution designed for Windows users (or at least those migrating from Windows.) The review hits the highlights of    Send article as PDF