Experiment: Final Head to Head

  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…   VS. Editors Note: Tonight, we go head-to-head with the top distros as ranked previous by the experiment. … Continue Reading →

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Experiment: The Distro Roundup

What do you get when you take 1 new Linux user with zero Linux experience, add 5 distros and stir? You get the Linux Blog experiment, that’s what. What makes these reviews different from all other reviews is that they are done by an avid Windows user. That means they’re not sugar coated…they’re not ‘made nice’ to make things appear to be good when they’re not…and when the distro’s succeed, they are really applauded. Why? Because my wife (aka mrs.devnet), … Continue Reading →


Experiment 1.5: Ubuntu 5.04 “Hoary” 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 with the desktop. I think it has something to do with Gnome because … Continue Reading →

1) Look/Feel - I was impressed with the desktop. I think it has something to do with Gnome because Fedora looked similar,

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 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: 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 →