Reviews and thoughts regarding books, hardware, software, and operating systems.

Book Reviews

Desktop Witness
Computer security in-depth! Contains thought-provoking information regarding computer security across international borders.

April 4, 2012
Linux Phrasebook
An easy-to-grasp command line introduction.

March 20, 2012
Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible
The next step after reading the Linux Phrasebook

May 11, 2012
Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification
Studying for Linux certifications? Start here.

March 6, 2012
The Complete Guide to Linux System Administration
Supplements the Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification

March 14, 2012

Hardware Reviews

Personal reviews about hardware that I have used with Linux.

acer1Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook
What is the Aspire One 722 and does Ubuntu run on it?

April 27, 2012
acer8Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook Update
How is it holding up?

July 25, 2012
Acer Aspire One AO756 Netbook Experience
It could have been better.

October 8, 2012
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook and Ubuntu 12.04.1
A great Linux performer. “Wow, this is slim!”

December 7, 2012
The Corsair Vengeance K70 and Linux
Need a better keyboard?

July 1, 2014
s3-08The Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook After One Year
Is it still a great Linux performer?

October 12, 2013
Installing Linux Mint 15 on the Acer S3 Ultrabook

June 21, 2013
Enjoy Fast Transfers with the Mach Xtreme MX-ES SLC USB 3 Stick
160 MB/s reads and writes!

July 16, 2014
Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino Gaming Mouse
Clean. Pure. Sleek.

March 22, 2012
a80-1Silicon Power A80 1TB Portable Drive
Durable, portable hard drive.

June 12, 2013
supersonic2Ubuntu and the Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 16G
Faster performance even on a USB2 motherboard

July 31, 2012
8gmem-packageUpgrading the Acer Aspire One 722 to 8GB
Yes, it works.

May 28, 2012
mmo7dUsing the Mad Catz M.M.O.7 with Linux Mint and Ubuntu
The Cyborg R.A.T.7 improved

July 29, 2013
micro07The 128GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Using MicroSD Cards

October 17, 2012
evo03The Samsung SSD 840 EVO and Linux Performance

June 7, 2014
hdxt01The Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive and the Netbook
The best of both hard drive worlds

October 27, 2012
usb01Which is faster: Tuff n Tiny 8G or Xporter XT 8G?

June 7, 2014
zonet01Zonet ZSR4174WE – Wireless Networking on the Go

June 27, 2012
32g-1Verbatim 32 GB Tuff n Tiny USB Stick and Linux Mint 15

July 31, 2013
ue1Using the Ableconn USB 3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with Linux
Simply plug it in and go!

July 17, 2014
The Plugable USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader and Linux
External card reader for Linux

August 6, 2014
The Satechi Aluminum Mouse Pad
Give your hard-working mouse the love it deserves

August 8, 2014
Samsung EVO 64 GB Micro SD and the 128 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter
Create a 126 GB Memory Stick Duo from two micro SD cards.

September 30, 2014
Sabrent External Aluminum Drive Enclosure
Turn that spare hard drive into an external USB 3 drive.

November 12, 2014

Software Reviews

DBAN – Darik’s Boot and Nuke
Data be gone!

June 15, 2012

Blocking Web Page Comments in Firefox Using CommentBlocker and Comment Snob
Remove comments from web pages for a cleaner view.

📅 January 6, 2014

Clementine Music Player – A Darling Music Manager
A superb music manager with visual moodbars!

October 28, 2013

Ejecter – A Convenient Way to Remove USB Media Devices
Another icon for the panel.

June 11, 2012
htop – A Better Process Viewer Than top
Now, in technical color!

March 24, 2014
Ktouch Typing Tutor
Let’s learn to type with a colorful keyboard GUI.

December 7, 2013
Minitube – A Standalone YouTube Video Player
Watch YouTube videos without a web browser.

August 20, 2013
Monitor Network Activity With iftop

April 2, 2014

Operating Systems and Virtualization

Other Stuff

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