Digital Photography Review is a well established and respected Photography enthusiast site that was founded back in 1998, and which specializes in reviews of consumer digital cameras. Recently they have got hands on with the Tizen based Samsung NX1 Smart Camera and have carried out a full in-depth review, which is what they are famous for. This was a production Samsung NX1 running the latest firmware 1.22.
Softpedia was the first to announce the final release of the elementary OS 0.3 Freya today, April 11, 2015. Users can download elementary OS 0.3 right now from our website or read the release announcement for more details.
After approximately two years of continuous work, the team behind the elementary OS Linux distribution announced today, April 11, the immediate availability for download of the final build of their elementary OS 0.3 computer operating system.
This is a review of the latest edition of Semplice, a desktop distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian.
Before this review, Semplice 5 was the previous edition last reviewed on this website. See Semplice 5 review – High Hopes.
Where Semplice 5 featured a custom graphical installer and the Openbox window manager, Semplice 7 still featues the same custom graphical installer, but a different desktop environment and window manager.
If you’ve never used Semplice, this cursory review will provide enough information about the distribution to bring you up to date on what to expect from it.
For those not familiar with elementary OS, this is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution (with Freya being based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, supported until April 2019) which ships with its own desktop environment, called Pantheon, and its own custom application for the most part, which look great, integrate very well with the desktop and ship with sane defaults so the user doesn't have to tweak anything.
If we ignore the touchpad fiasco, Linux Mint 17.1 KDE is a very robust, very elegant release. It comes with all the necessities for a happy, carefree desktop usage. Everything works out of the box, the system is fast and stable, and apart from some small niggles, hardware detection and compatibility is quite good.
Perhaps this isn't the most exciting KDE around, but most of them come with a fairly reserved and somewhat bland default presentation, and it takes time digging under the hood to bring all the excitement to the surface. Overall, if you like the Mint family, then this is a very decent offering, and it also works well on modern laptops plagued with evil concepts. So that's an added bonus, for sure. All in all, 8.81/10. Definitely worth a try.