Distro reviews

You’re interested in Linux operating systems. Ready to use Linux distros but confused by so many distributions around? Read our distro reviews and get an idea about various distributions. We’ll help you choose the best distro for you and your work.

Vinux 3.0.2 review – Distro customized to speak

Vinux is a Linux operating system, especially built for Visually Impaired people. Vinux have special configuration so that it suits for people who are visually special. It is customized to help people with sight problem by increasing fonts & cursors size and speaking software which uses text-to-speech engine to speak out every happening in the system and guides you orally to use the system. Vinux 3.0.2 (second edition of Vinux 3.0 long-term release) comes with latest updated application software like Firefox 10.0.2 but it is built over Ubuntu 10.04.4 Lucid Lynx and ships with Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and GNOME 2.30.2 and of course, it has long-term support.

Kubuntu 11.10 featuring Muon Suite 1.2

Kubuntu is a Ubuntu derivated Linux distro using KDE desktop environment. It has stable core of Ubuntu, with KDE packed on top of it. Kubuntu ISO is still under a CD size (700MB). Kubuntu is made for people who are fond of KDE desktop environment but want to use Ubuntu like user-friendly and stable desktop operating system.

“Kubuntu 11.10 is a grand example of friendly, fast, and beautiful software. We recommend it as the perfect OS for casual users, social butterflies, Linux gamers, software developers, professionals, and anyone interested in a free, open platform that is both beautiful and useful.” – Kubuntu

Window Maker Live review

Window Maker Live, as called by its developers, Window Manager for X’, i.e., window manager for X window system (a GUI implementation used in Unix systems). Window Maker has pre-built ISOs (Linux distros) using Xfce desktop environment which are highly light-weight on resource usage and have super-fast speed. It’s most suitable to install on pen drive and use it as portable app as its small in size and has a nice collection of apps for almost every purpose.

Solus OS RC2 review – Sleek & classy design

Solus OS team released Solus OS RC2 a week before. Last time, when I tested Solus OS Dev#32 some days before, then I found many bugs in it. I reported them to its team and they encouragingly said to improve the distro and remove the bugs in its coming releases. I appreciate their hard work. In so less time, they have done far from expected. In this release, RC2, they introduced new classy look and made numerous improvements in their going-to-be-useful Linux distribution.

Linux Mint 12 KDE Lisa’ review with screenshots

Linux Mint 12 KDE is very easy to use and glossy at graphics appeal. Windows users, moving to Linux will find to be pleasantly simple using Linux Mint KDE. This release is based on Kubuntu 11.10. Linux Mint is a developing Linux distribution and for past some releases, Linux Mint has taken KDE, LXDE, Xfce based versions of Linux Mint as official releases. Recently, I got opportunity to get my hands on its latest KDE edition (Linux Mint 12 KDE version). I was little bore of my Ubuntu 11.10 and wanted to try something new. I thought to give KDE a try, as I’ve not used KDE for last seven months. Some time before, Blue Systems sponsored Linux Mint to work in collaboration with Netrunner (a KDE based Linux distro) to develop KDE with innovation. I must say that they’re working really good, Linux Mint 12 KDE is awesome (with small exceptions).

Linux Mint 12 LXDE Lisa’ review with screenshots

Linux Mint 12 LXDE codenamed Lisa’ is a LXDE version of famous out-of-the-box Linux Mint operating system. This version is released four days ago. Previously, it was build and supported by Linux Mint community but from some months, it has been added as official release. Linux Mint 12 LXDE features upstream components like Ubuntu 11.10, Linux 3.0, LXDE 0.5.0, etc.

Solus OS Dev#32 review – experience Ubuntu old look

Solus OS is a desktop operating system based on Debian Stable . At present, Solus OS is under heavy development for the greater good. It uses GNOME 2.3 for graphical user interface with two panels. Due to GNOME 2.3, it looks quite-a-like Ubuntu earlier versions like Ubuntu 8.04, which had two panels and GNOME menu at most left part of top panel. It’s a surprising Linux for people who loved Ubuntu GNOME interface of previous releases. Its developers confirm that it has nothing to do with Ubuntu, though it looks like its old versions.