Though still in beta, Valve’s Steam client for Linux is stable, fast, and from what we can tell, matches the feature-set of the Windows and OS X clients 1:1. That being the case, there felt like no better time than the present to dive in, give a tour and relay our experiences with both the client and a slew of games.
We’re in the off-season for big distro releases, but that hasn’t stopped Mandriva from releasing one of its most interesting variants to date. In a bold move to an exclusive KDE desktop, Mandriva 2011 looks to simplify its development and give people a straight-forward and highly polished offering. Let’s check it out.
Fedora has long been touted as being one of the most professional, stable, cutting-edge distros out there, and seeing as though its latest version brings GNOME 3 along for the ride, I couldn’t help but download and install it. I’ve since used Fedora 15 for an entire month, so read on as I take a look at this release from all angles.
Owning an SSD that supports TRIM is great, but while Windows users have the benefit of having TRIM enabled for them, Linux users need to take the manual route – at least, at this point in time. In this article, we tackle the simple process of doing so, and also show how to verify that TRIM is indeed working as it should be.
After months of anticipation, Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed ‘Natty Narwhal’, has launched in its final form. The big news this time around is that the OS ships with Canonical’s ‘Unity’ desktop environment as default – a large risk on behalf of the company. To see if that risk paid off, let’s take an in-depth look to see what Unity’s made of.
|An In-depth Look at Steam for Linux||Rob Williams||February 1, 2013||Gaming, Linux|
|A Quick Look at Mandriva 2011||Rob Williams||September 8, 2011||Linux|
|An In-Depth Look at Fedora 15||Rob Williams||June 27, 2011||Linux|
|Enabling and Testing SSD TRIM Support Under Linux||Rob Williams||May 6, 2011||Linux, Solid-State Drives|
|An In-Depth Look at Ubuntu 11.04||Rob Williams||April 29, 2011||Linux|
|An In-Depth Look at openSUSE 11.3||Rob Williams||August 2, 2010||Linux|
|Using Aliases in Linux to Make Life Easier||Rob Williams||May 26, 2010||Linux|
|10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows||Rob Williams||April 9, 2010||Linux|
|Ten KDE 4 Tricks Worth Knowing About||Rob Williams||December 18, 2009||Linux|
|Nero Linux 4 – Still the Best Burning Tool for Linux?||Rob Williams||October 12, 2009||Linux|
|KDE 4 Isn’t Too Bad, After All||Rob Williams||October 2, 2009||Linux, Staff Editorials|
|SUSE Studio: The Do-it-Yourself Linux||Rob Williams||July 24, 2009||Linux|
|ASUS Shows Faith in Splashtop||Rob Williams||May 14, 2008||Linux, Staff Editorials|
|Backing Up Your Linux||Rob Williams||August 27, 2007||Linux|
|Top Five Amarok Tips||Rob Williams||June 19, 2007||Linux|
|Game Emulation In Linux||Rob Williams||May 28, 2007||Linux|
|NeroLinux 3||Rob Williams||May 24, 2007||Linux|
|Gentoo 2007.0||Rob Williams||May 12, 2007||Linux|
|Cedega 6.0||Rob Williams||April 11, 2007||Linux|
|SabayonLinux 3.3||Rob Williams||March 22, 2007||Linux|
|Beginners Guide to Linux Desktops||Rob Williams||December 19, 2006||Linux|
|Sabayon Linux 3.2||Rob Williams||November 26, 2006||Linux|
|Top 10 Free Linux Games||Rob Williams||September 19, 2006||Linux|
|GParted LiveCD 3.1-1||Rob Williams||September 15, 2006||Linux|
|Gentoo 2006.1||Rob Williams||August 30, 2006||Linux|
|Sabayon Linux RC2||Rob Williams||August 11, 2006||Linux|
|Freespire RC1||Rob Williams||August 1, 2006||Linux|
|Kate OS 3.0 Beta||Rob Williams||July 25, 2006||Linux|
|SuSE Linux 10.1||Rob Williams||June 29, 2006||Linux|
|Look at Gentoo 2006.0 LiveCD||Rob Williams||March 1, 2006||Linux|
|SuSE 9.3 Professional||Rob Williams||May 30, 2005||Linux|
|NeroLinux: In-Depth Look||Rob Williams||April 5, 2005||Linux|