UBports on the PinePhone

UBports on the PinePhoneAt the end of 2021 I posted a review about the PinePhone and what it was like running the device's default operating system: Manjaro Linux featuring the Plasma Mobile interface...

instantOS Beta

instantOS BetaA project that has been sitting on the DistroWatch waiting list for several months is instantOS. The instantOS project is currently in its beta stage of development, but has been around ...

The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) on a modern Linux distribution

The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) on a modern Linux distributionOnce upon a time, in a long ago age called the 1990s, I attended a class on operating systems. It was my first hands-on exposure to U...

The PinePhone running Manjaro and Plasma Mobile

The PinePhone running Manjaro and Plasma MobileThe PinePhone is an open source hardware device created by PINE64. While the PINE64 team has a number of successful creations in their portfolio, ...

JuNest

JuNestOne interesting project that has been sitting on the DistroWatch waiting list for a few years is Jailed User NEST (JuNest). The project's documentation describes itself as follows:JuNest (Jailed...

OpenSnitch - an application firewall for Linux

OpenSnitch - an application firewall for LinuxRecently I talked about the LockBox distribution which ships with a hardened network configuration and some network security tools. One utility stood out ...

LockBox 1.0

LockBox 1.0LockBox is one of the most recent additions to the DistroWatch database. LockBox (sometimes referred to as LBX) is a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu and elementary OS. It is especial...

Fedora 35

Fedora 35Fedora 35 was released on 2 November 2021, slightly after the anticipated launch in late October. I respect their delay, the Fedora team did not want to release a buggy product, or they still...

First impressions of Waydroid

First impressions of WaydroidThe goal of being able to run Android apps on a laptop computer or on a GNU/Linux distribution has been the driving force behind several projects. The Android-x86 project ...

MX Linux 21

MX Linux 21There is no reason why MX Linux 21, the newest version of yet another of Linux's seemingly infinite number of community-based operating systems, should be this well done. This is, af...