13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros of 2018 and more
Posted on: 02/12/2018 11:42 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros of 2018
Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition CPU Cooler Review
ASRock and ASUS list Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE
ASRock X299 Extreme4 (Intel X299) Motherboard Review
ASRock X299 Extreme4 and X299 OC Formula Motherboards Review
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming Motherboard Review
Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ review: gaming monitor with RGB lighting
Confirmed: Intel Penryn CPUs Also Vulnerable To Meltdown and Spectre
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review
CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi CPU Cooler Review
How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10
HP Spectre x360 13 Review
MSI X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (AMD X399) Motherboard Review
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Hot Rod Mobile Chip Benchmarked
Shadow of the Colossus Review: A Classic Remade

13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros of 2018
Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the quirkiest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer.

They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned OS of North Korea, no less, along with a Satanic Edition of Ubuntu (there's also a Christian version to balance things out), and also a distro which is so light it will run on a PC from the mid-80s.

Read on to find out more about each of these interesting distros. Before we begin, however, do note that not all of these operating systems are suitable for everyday use without extensive modification – so consider running them from a Live CD/USB or within a virtual machine, rather than installing them on a computer.


Read full article @ TechRadar

Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition CPU Cooler Review
How does the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition electric color and catchy moniker match up against big air?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

ASRock and ASUS list Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE
AMD Raven Ridge APUs with 35W TDP ASRock has indirectly confirmed the existence of low power Raven Ridge APUs. New parts were added to AM4 motherboard compatibility list, including Ryzen 5 2400G, Ryzen 3 2200G and yet unseen Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE. The latter parts are listed as 35W. According to AMD's own naming schema, new parts should actually be called GT, the official slide does not even list 'E' power suffix. The Ryzen GE series feature 300-400 MHz lower base clocks compared to Ryzen G.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

ASRock X299 Extreme4 (Intel X299) Motherboard Review
Many X299 motherboards we review cost well over $200, but not the ASRock X299 Extreme4. The new motherboard has one purpose; to make the X299 platform affordable. The biggest barrier to entry of the X299 platform is price, and ASRock is looking to shake things up by providing a low cost but reliable product with basic platform features. ASRock is known for making waves with fairly priced loaded products, so let's see how this one does.


Read full article @ TweakTown

ASRock X299 Extreme4 and X299 OC Formula Motherboards Review
Over the years, Intel has undoubtedly taken control of the entire PC desktop market. They offer specialized platforms to both mainstream and enthusiasts consumers. Earlier this year, Intel released their 200-series platform for mainstream consumers and it turned out to be a modest jump in terms of performance and features, something that we have come to expect from Intel during the recent years.

While mainstream desktop buyers got their platform cycle refresh earlier this year, enthusiasts are receiving the update in the second quarter. In 2014, Intel released X99 and it was a big leap in term of features compared to X79. It was the first platform to feature support for DDR4 memory, some thing that mainstream consumers would get a whole year later. It was also the first platform that pushed the core count on Intel processors from 6 to 10. While expensive, the competitors had no answer to Intel’s enthusiast platform which gave Intel another market to take control over.


Read full article @ Wccftech

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming Motherboard Review
ASUS dominates the mini-ITX market with its various "I" series motherboards. It proved that going to a smaller form factor didn't mean compromising on performance, only expandability. Even then, ASUS has mitigated a lot of those limitations as well. Does the ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming motherboard live up to its predecessors.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ review: gaming monitor with RGB lighting
After having been plagued for almost a year with early introductions at trade fairs and events, it is finally over: the new top gaming monitor of Asus is in our test lab. Today we report our findings of the Asus Republic of Gamers Swift PG27VQ, a 27-inch curved gaming monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 165 Hz.


Read full article @ Hardware.info

Confirmed: Intel Penryn CPUs Also Vulnerable To Meltdown and Spectre
Intel has always maintained that Meltdown and Spectre only affected their processors from Nehalem onwards. Every list they released publicly has backed that up.

However, we can now confirm that even the Intel Penryn CPUs are also vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.


Read full article @ Tech ARP

Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review
The MX500 is very first SSD line by Crucial to use their brand new 256Gbit 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash and today we have the 500GB variant on our test bench.


Read full article @ NikKTech

CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi CPU Cooler Review
While the installation process could be refined, the CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi is a rainbow-spiced CPU cooler with great performance.


Read full article @ APH Networks

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10
Want to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint? We’re going to show you how.

LibreOffice 6.0 comes with several ‘dramatic improvements’ according to The Document Foundation.

The update has, understandably, gotten a lot of people excited.


Read full article @ OMG! Ubuntu!

HP Spectre x360 13 Review
The new HP Spectre 13 x360 is an interesting ultraportable. It sits at the top of HP's product line-up alongside its non-convertible Spectre brother and like many laptops released in the last few months, it is powered by Intel's latest quad-core 8th gen mobile CPUs.


Read full article @ TechSpot

MSI X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (AMD X399) Motherboard Review
While the X399 chipset has been around for a while, but apart from the initial launches we have seen only a few new motherboards in recent months. One of those is MSI's X399 SLI PLUS, which aims to bring the X399 motherboard into the reach of many more users by cutting out a lot of fluff and focusing just on the essentials. The motherboard features a simple aesthetic look; solid black. There are RGB LEDs built into many areas of the motherboard, so you can choose the color of your build.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Hot Rod Mobile Chip Benchmarked
Though the company has been evangelizing its next generation Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform for a while now, Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new SoC's benchmark performance profile. As we showed you back in December, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is based on a bleeding-edge 10nm LPP FinFET manufacturing process with Samsung, and an entirely new architecture that promises significant gains in power efficiency and performance.


Read full article @ HotHardware

Shadow of the Colossus Review: A Classic Remade
If you’re one of those who ever considered the original Shadow of the Colossus a work of art, then consider the remake by Austin, Texas based developer Bluepoint Games as a well-done replica, pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing.

Shadow of the Colossus was rebuilt from the scratch utilizing the hardware of the PS4 Pro and adding subtle improvements to the game such as a ‘modern’ control scheme that takes care of one of my constant criticisms of the 2005 release (and subsequently 2011 The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus which was also developed by Bluepoint Games) of Shadow of the Colossus.


Read full article @ Wccftech




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