Linux Hardware & Software Reviews

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How Not To Program In C++ Book Review

How Not To Program In C++ Book Review

For all you folks that sat for hours when you first stumbled across the joy that is "fortune", or for the ones of you that get a small thrill from announcing to your friend "that's the problem,…

Belkin OmniView SOHO Series 4-Port KVM Switch Review

Belkin OmniView SOHO Series 4-Port KVM Switch Review

How many of you boast more than one PC on your home network but are restricted to switching one monitor between machines?

If you’re anything like me, you dread crawling behind a nest of…

Xandros Desktop Deluxe 1.0 Review

Xandros Desktop is a beautifully crafted operating system by a staff of meticulous and talented human beings. Had I not experienced one major roadblock during my initial installation, I would…

Belkin 8-Port Network Switch Review

Belkin 8-Port Network Switch Review

Having been introduced to a wide variety of hubs and had my fair share of networking fiasco's I was looking forward to reviewing this switch. After all, it runs at 100Mbit (auto-sensing for 10Mbit…

Dell Dimension 4550 Review

One day I was surfing Dell's website to help a friend purchase a new computer and I stumbled across this baby. I know that I did not need a new computer. I had just built myself an Athlon 1700+ XP…

Crackproof Your Software Book Review

Crackproof Your Software Book Review

Primarily as a Open Source developer, this book is not the most obvious choice for review. This is due to the book's main topic being how to protect your software against crackers and would-be…

Mandrake 9.0 Review

I have tried for the last three weeks to generate a review of Mandrake 9.0 without much success. Not that I have ever been accused of being at a loss for words, but this particular release has…

SuSE 8.1 Professional Review

SuSE software has always impressed me by the attention to detail they employ in generating their best-in-class Linux OS. The installation routine is simple and straightforward, the progress bar (…

VMware Workstation 3.2 Review

OK. I have been a VMware Workstation user for quite a while now. As always each new VMware Workstation release offers new features and fixes bugs that plagued its predecessor. I use the hell out…

Dell Latitude C840 Mobile Workstation Review

For the last two years I have been using a notebook as my daily base of operations. As a "road warrior" I like to have all of my programs, files, etc on hand at all times. I love the freedom of…