Experiment 1.4: Fedora Core 4 Test 1 Final Rating

Linuxblog Introduction: We took an average windows user, gave her a handful of distributions of Linux, and forced her to use each distro for one week. We gave her alsaconf, email servers, and mounted her windows partition to the fresh install. Then, we faded away and quietly watched her in her new environment. You too can join us by reading on… Editors Note: More screenshots would accompany this review, but problems with software/hardware prevented many things from happening. Read on … Continue Reading →


Experiment: Update Fedora Core 4 Test 1

Fedora Core 4 Test 1 went on the test machine 2 days ago.  However, mrs.devnet has done little testing as of yet.  Real life issues have taken over.  For those that don’t know…I’m currently active duty military and am separating from the service this month.  As you probably could guess, this means we’ll be moving soon as well as changing employers.  Mrs.devent has been furiously planning our move whilst I am looking for employment in the Richmond, VA – Washington, … Continue Reading →


Experiment Update!

After a lengthy downtime this past weekend due to a server hard disk crash, we’re back up.  I moved the server to a new machine this past week as well so we didn’t get time to install Fedora Core current for review either.  Therefore, the next step in the experiment will happen on Wednesday when we go forward with Fedora Core current.  Mrs.devnet will take a look at FC followed by Ubuntu current next week sometime.  She’ll then pick the … Continue Reading →


Experiment 1.3: PCLinuxOS .81 Final Rating

Linuxblog Introduction: We took an average windows user, gave her a handful of distributions of Linux, and forced her to use each distro for one week. We gave her alsaconf, email servers, and mounted her windows partition to the fresh install. Then, we faded away and quietly watched her in her new environment. You too can join us by reading on… 1)Look/Feel – I was impressed right off the bat with the look and feel of PC Linux OS. It’s … Continue Reading →

1)Look/Feel - I was impressed right off the bat with the look and feel of PC Linux OS. It's much more professional looking than the others I've looked at, very clean and sleek. It could still use a little more flair, but I felt very comfortable looking at the desktop, it was by no means second rate. I like that they have the icon "Home" instead of the confusing one's that others tend to use. All in all it was very user friendly. Once again, I was disappointed that I did not get to experiment with the Gnome

Experiment 1.3: Update…Where have we been?

Where have we been?!?!  What’s up with the experiment!?!?  Well, let me tell you…Texstar has seemingly won over my wife with this distribution of Linux. As stated previously by her, she expected a glowing review of the distro and currently, she can’t get enough of PCLinuxOS. So, since this is such a great distro and it has interrupted the experiment a bit…mrs.devnet made me promise two things as far as the experiment goes… 1) Leave PCLinuxOS on the computer for … Continue Reading →


Experiment 1.3: PC LinuxOS .81a – Initial Impression

After about two hours of fiddling around, (it didn’t seem like that long, I was actually enjoying myself) I do believe this has to be my favorite thus far. The install went smoothly with the only hitch being that it did not want to accept my login name. I was annoyed with that at first but once I got started I quickly forgot all about it and only remembered it just now. Almost everything I have tried to this point … Continue Reading →