Making the iPad Sync with Linux
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published October 25, 2010
The Apple iPad can (sort of) sync up with a Linux machine, given that you're willing to make a few OS compromises.
Five Small Linux Boxes: Cheap PCs
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 8, 2010
This handful of diminutive Linux boxes are inexpensive yet they can get the job done.
The World According to GIMP
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published May 28, 2010
Open source image editing software GIMP is a leader in its field, yet it has competitors.
GNOME Developer Talks About GNOME Do
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 21, 2009
GNOME developer David Siegel launched GNOME Do as a senior thesis.
Linux in the Cloud: Zimory
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published May 14, 2009
A new Linux cloud computing vendors provides a hosted environment for any type of Linux virtual appliance.
SUSE Linux Desktop Moves Ahead
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published April 9, 2009
SUSE Linux Desktop 11 offers features like improved security and easy install.
Tiny Core Linux Runs Fast and Light
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published March 24, 2009
Do you really need to use the default newbie choice Ubuntu when you can start with a basic core and configure features as you need them?
Lenovo's S10e Linux Ideapad
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published January 29, 2009
People have been wanting something like a netbook ever since we can remember, even way back in the last millennium. But hardware costs made them unattractive. Now we're tripping over netbooks every time we turn around, and have a wealth of attractive choices.
Linux is the Engine Under the Hood of Instant On
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published January 15, 2009
Linux-powered "instant-on" environments are the new hot technology. ASUS and DeviceVM led the way with Splashtop, and now the venerable BIOS vendor Phoenix has released Hyperspace, which has some significant differences.
Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published December 24, 2008
Linux Mint says its "purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution." With hundreds of Linux distributions vying for our attention, a look at what sets Linux Mint apart.
Super Grub Disk To The Rescue!
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published November 6, 2008
If you accidentally mangle your boot record and render your system unbootable, don't reinstall your operating system. Learn how to rescue a non-booting computer with the Super Grub Disk, a sophisticated yet easy-to-use Free software application.
Mono Moonlight - Shedding Light Without Generating Heat
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published October 6, 2008
The need for Mono's Moonlight project, which allows Microsoft's Silverlight to run on Linux, might be questioned by many Linux purists, but the fact remains that there will be websites developed using Silverlight. Paul Ferrill tries to cut through the controversy and examines the issues surrounding Moonlight.
Ubuntu Plus the Asus EEE PC 1000: Happiness?
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published September 21, 2008
The new hyper-charged Asus EeePC 1000 from ZaReason, customized with Ubuntu Hardy Hero: Do a beefier CPU, more RAM, goodies like a Webcam, Bluetooth and a larger solid-state hard disk play well with Ubuntu?
openSUSE 11.0: A Versatile Linux Server
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published September 8, 2008
Paul Ferrill evaluates openSUSE 11.0, which shines on the desktop, for its fitness as a server capable of filling many different roles.
Ubuntu Mobile Edition: Review
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published August 12, 2008
Paul Ferrill agilely leaps over several hurdles in order to install and review Ubuntu Mobile Edition on a Samsung Q1 ultra-mobile PC, tests it for hardware compatibility and usability, and takes a look at Canonical's developer resources for UME.
HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 10, 2008
HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight, but well-built beauty. You'll find just about everything you would expect in an ultra-mobile laptop.
A Glimpse of Microsoft's .NET Vision
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published June 7, 2001
First it was Windows on every computer, then Internet Explorer on every deskotp. Now Microsoft looks to continue its dominance with .NET, its platform for Web services. But what exactly is it, and what can it do for you?