Review: Pinguy OS 14.04 LTS "Papercut"

Main Screen + GnoMenu
I have now graduated college, so I am back home for 2.5 months this summer. In that time, I have many more opportunities to do reviews that I couldn't do during the same semester. This was originally supposed to be a comparison test against Antergos, which is another distribution that ships GNOME 3/Shell and aims for new users to Linux. Unfortunately, Antergos refused to boot. Therefore, what is left is a typical review of Pinguy OS, albeit with some more critical remarks than usual about how well it really caters to newbies (left over from when this article was a comparison test). Follow the jump to see what it is like.


Featured Comments: Week of 2014 June 1

There was one post this past week that got a comment, so I'll repost that.

Reflection: My Undergraduate Experiences at MIT

An anonymous reader asked, "please for a mint cinnamon review".

Thanks to that reader for that comment. As of two days ago (from this writing), I have graduated MIT with a degree in physics! I am back home for basically the whole summer, so my posting frequency will increase during that time (with a few exceptions). Anyway, if you like what I write, please continue subscribing and commenting!


Reflection: My Undergraduate Experiences at MIT

Commencement is a few days away, so I don't have too much more time on campus. I've finished all four years of my undergraduate education. It has been a really wild and amazing ride, and now that things are marginally quieter, I think I could use a little reflection on those 4 years (or, at least, the highlights, learning experiences, and more recent parts that I remember). I am no poet, so a lot of this may sound repetitive, awkward, or stilted; believe me when I say this is really how I feel. Follow the jump to read more.


Featured Comments: Week of 2014 May 25

There was one post that got a few comments this past week, so I'll repost all of those.

Review: KaOS 2014.04

Reader David A. Spicer asked, "Skype? Seriously?"
To that, an anonymous commenter responded as I would have done: "A huge number of people depend on it for work and family communication. More often than not, there's no alternative to Skype, like it or not."
Reader Barnaby left this tip which is unfortunately no longer up to date (though this is certainly not his/her fault): "You need the static package for Skype, it has worked without fail on my Debian machines for about 18 months now, even when upgrading to Sid."

Thanks to all those who commented on that post. This coming week is the week of commencement, so I will have a post reflecting on my time as an undergraduate either this week or next week. After that, I will hopefully be posting the usual reviews and other articles more frequently during the summer. Anyway, if you like what I write, please continue subscribing and commenting!