SourceForge under fire again for Nmap page

In today's open source roundup: SourceForge takes more heat for its Nmap page. Plus: Best Chromebook for a college student? And DistroWatch reviews Fedora 22 KDE

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His fellow Chrome OS redditors responded:

SchwuleSau: "I wouldn't buy a chromebook for gaming and I'm not sure if you could even run these games. But if you want to put crouton on your chromebook look for intel CPUs (not ARM) and 4 gb RAM. Since ChromeOS already requiers 1gb itself you most likely need more than just 1 gb RAM."

XiangJiao: "The Toshiba CB2 has a 1080p IPS screen so it's good for watching videos. Another chromeboko would be the Acer CB3 which has a Tegra K1 and 1080p. Both these chromebooks have 4GBs of RAM so you won't be faced with problems handling multiple programs like a 2GB."

Sketchesofspain01: "I want to warn you, as a fellow college student and working professional, that an 11" screen means you will be compromising on your ability to work productively.

You might want the screen real estate of a 15" screen; research and writing papers becomes significantly easier when you're not juggling windows and tabs. Yes, it is heavier. Yes, that means you will have to pay for it. Yet you will save yourself from frustration."

Baseballandfreedom: "If you're going to get one for college, and you're going to get a 1366x768 resolution model, I'd probably take an extra monitor too. Writing on smaller resolution, widescreen, laptops can get annoying quickly.

If I were buying a Chromebook for college and planned on using it for the next 4-5 years, I'd just spend the extra money and get a Chromebook Pixel. If your budget is lower, I'd stick with a Haswell/Broadwell/i3 Chromebook with an extra monitor."

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DistroWatch reviews Fedora 22 KDE

Fedora 22 GNOME has gotten a lot of press recently, but now it's time for the KDE version to get some attention. DistroWatch recently did a full review of Fedora 22 KDE, and liked it but wouldn't recommend it to Linux newbies.

Jesse Smith reports for DistroWatch:

My overall impression of Fedora 22, or at least the KDE spin of Fedora 22, is that the distribution is a good desktop system once it has been set up. As is usually the case with Fedora, the problems I encountered happened early on. Fedora's installer and the Apper package manager are not particularly intuitive and, in the case of Apper, the utility is actually quite buggy.

The DNF package manager, while a step forward in terms of performance, doesn't handle unresponsive servers all that well. DNF does give us some performance gains though so I have hopes for a smoother, more fault tolerant package manager in the near future. Fedora does not ship with a number of popular items, such as multimedia codecs, and we need third-party repositories in order to acquire these extras.

Once Fedora is set up, once the extra software has been located and installed, then Fedora performs well. The distribution offers good performance and good hardware support. It may take a while to get everything configured the way we want it, but from that point on the day to day operation of the distribution flows smoothly.

I wouldn't recommend Fedora to Linux newcomers, but people who are generally familiar with how Linux distributions work will probably enjoy the cutting edge software and performance Fedora offers.

More at DistroWatch

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