Reviews

Asus Transformer Prime

The Transformer Prime is a killer piece of hardware, no doubt...but can it replace a full-fledged Linux Netbook? more>>

Plasma Active - a New Approach to Tablet Computing

Why would you spend a few hundred dollars on a device that is little more than a smartphone (with a bigger screen, without the phone)? more>>

Mercurial - Revision Control Approximated

A short while ago, an article appeared in Linux Journal implying Git was the be-all and end-all of source code revision control systems ("Git—Revision Control Perfected" by Henry Van Styn, August 2011). more>>

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Fade In Pro

When I switched from Windows to Linux, I found software to replace almost everything I had been doing in Windows. Most of the software I needed was in the repos, although I did pay for a couple commercial programs. more>>

Astronomy on the Desktop

Many people's initial exposure to science is through astronomy, and they are inspired by that first look through a telescope or their first glimpse of a Hubble image. Several software packages are available for the Linux desktop that allow users to enjoy their love of the stars. I look at several packages in this article that should be available for most distributions. more>>

New Books

Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 20th Ed. (Que)

Besides our fealty to Linux, there may be nothing else besides tinkering with our PCs that defines our Linux geek identity. Therefore, we know that books like Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, now in its 20th edition, will appeal to many of our readers. more>>

Luakit Extensible Micro Browser

Fellow control freaks, if you enjoy having dominion over just about every aspect of a program, I think you'll like this. Inspired by projects such as uzbl, and developed by fellow Perth-boy Mason Larobina, luakit is the Web browser for those who like the element of control. According to the Web site: more>>

jEdit: a Text Editor and More

jEdit is a cross-platform text editor written in Java. more>>

Webian Shell: Prototype Web-Based Shell

Webian Shell is a web-based shell that is designed to run full-screen and function as the primary user interface for your computer. At the moment, it's still at the proof of concept stage, but 0.1 is runnable without making any modifications to your system. As it features some interesting ideas, it's worth having a play around with. more>>

D-Link's Boxee Box

How does the Boxee Box stack up as a living-room entertainment unit? more>>

Barnes and Noble's NOOKcolor

NOOKcolor: E-reader or Internet tablet? more>>
Illumination Software Creator's User Interface

Radical Breeze's Illumination Software Creator

It runs on Linux! It runs on Flash! It runs on Android! It's Illumination Software Creator! more>>
Jolicloud

Jolicloud

Legacy hardware, man up with Jolicloud. more>>
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